SP9197 : B672 near Seaton

taken 2 years ago, near to Harringworth, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

B672 near Seaton
B672 near Seaton
Passing under Harringworth Viaduct
Harringworth or Welland Viaduct
Both names are in current use. The OS maps it as Welland Viaduct, but Network Rail refer to it as Harringworth Viaduct, which has probably been the official railway name since it was built.

It was constructed in 1878 for the Midland Railway's new route between Nottingham and Kettering, designed to relieve the heavy traffic on the main line through Leicester. It provided a route for express trains between London and Nottingham as well as more capacity for coal traffic between the Midlands and the capital.

Built of brick, it consists of 82 arches, grouped in blocks of 9. It is the longest masonry viaduct across a valley in the British Isles, with a length of 1166 metres. The maximum height is 18 metres, and a feature is the relative uniformity of height due to the wide flat valley floor. It is Listed Grade II
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SP9197, 84 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Road (from Tags)
B Road  B672 
Place (from Tags)
Harringworth Viaduct 
Date (from Tags)
1878 
Name (from Tags)
Midland Railway 
Building Material (from Tags)
Engineering Brick 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9131 9793 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.2923N 0:39.2487W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9125 9790
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Railway Viaduct  Grade II Listed 

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