SP9098 : Across the Welland Valley from Seaton

taken 9 years ago, near to Seaton, Rutland, Great Britain

Across the Welland Valley from Seaton
Across the Welland Valley from Seaton
A view across fields from Seaton crossroads. Harringworth Viaduct crosses the Welland Valley in the middle distance. Harringworth church spire shows above the viaduct to the left of centre. Light was fading on an early-October afternoon.
Harringworth or Welland Viaduct :: SP9197

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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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Harringworth Viaduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9082 9806 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.3673N 0:39.6802W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9059 9831
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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River Welland 

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