SP3677 : Sowe Viaduct, Willenhall, southeast Coventry

taken 12 months ago, near to Willenhall, Coventry, Great Britain

Sowe Viaduct, Willenhall, southeast Coventry
Sowe Viaduct, Willenhall, southeast Coventry
This splendid structure carries the main railway line over the River Sowe on the east side of Coventry. Historic England records: "The Sowe Viaduct, completed in 1838, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
Date: an early example of a viaduct dating from the pioneering phase of railway development;
Architectural and engineering interest: the viaduct is well detailed and shows a skilful handling of the engineering challenge of crossing the River Sowe;
Historic interest: designed by Robert Stephenson, one of the most important transport engineers of the C19."
Railway history and more at LinkExternal link
Sowe Valley, Coventry
The River Sowe rises in Bedworth, flowing south towards Coventry; it winds through the city's eastern suburbs before joining the Warwickshire Avon near Stoneleigh. The Sowe Valley Footpath follows the river for over eight miles, mostly through naturalistic green spaces. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Coventry 
Near (from Tags)
Willenhall 
Postcode Area (from Tags)
CV3 
Bridge (from Tags)
Railway Over River 
River (from Tags)
Sowe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Viaduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3651 7728 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.5399N 1:27.8947W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3653 7725
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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