SP9197 : Underneath the arches

taken 12 years ago, near to Harringworth, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

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Underneath the arches
Underneath the arches
Harringworth Viaduct was built by the Midland Railway in 1876-8. Summer-evening sunlight brought out the colour of the brindled blue Staffordshire engineering brick. The viaduct is Grade II listed: LinkExternal link .
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 10 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
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Harringworth Viaduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9135 9768 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.1571N 0:39.2174W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9136 9776
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