SP9197 : Welland Viaduct, Northamptonshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Harringworth, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Welland Viaduct, Northamptonshire
Welland Viaduct, Northamptonshire
The west side, south of Seaton Road. Also known as the Harringworth Viaduct [from the nearest village, rather than the river it crosses].
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, 93 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Railways 
Building Material (from Tags)
Engineering Brick 
Primary Subject of Photo
Viaduct 
Listed (from Tags)
Grade 2 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9133 9771 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.1735N 0:39.2346W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9132 9778
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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