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HER Number:169804
Name:COLLEGE WOOD - Post Medieval railway viaduct

Summary

Masonry piers of the original Cornwall Railway timber viaduct of 1863.

Grid Reference:SW 7811 3421
Parish:Penryn, Carrick, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Listed Building (II) 365809: PENRYN SOUTH WEST PIERS OF FORMER VIADUCT

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 169804

Monument Types

  • RAILWAY VIADUCT (Demolished, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1863 AD to 1934 AD)

Full description

Masonry piers of the original Cornwall Railway timber viaduct of 1863 survive beside the C20 viaduct at 309m 32c. A class A viaduct 1/4 mile south of Penryn railway station, 100 feet (30 m) high, 954 feet (291 m) long on 14 piers. It was replaced by a new stone viaduct on 22 July 1934. This was the longest viaduct west of Truro and the last timber viaduct to be replaced in Cornwall (b2). The piers are of rock-faced ashlar masonry and of 'H' section (JRS).


<1> Woodfin, RJ, 1972, The Cornwall Railway (Bibliographic reference)


<2> Wikipedia, Cornwall Railway Viaducts (Website)

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO5068 - Bibliographic reference: Woodfin, RJ. 1972. The Cornwall Railway.
[2]SCO20788 - Website: Wikipedia. Cornwall Railway Viaducts.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

165670Part of: CORNWALL RAILWAY - Post Medieval railway (Monument)

Images

ST IVES  © Cornwall Council

ST IVES © Cornwall Council

ST IVES  © Cornwall Council

ST IVES © Cornwall Council

PENRYN  © Cornwall Council

PENRYN © Cornwall Council

PENRYN: Taken from Hill Head looking over Kergillack to viaduct taken from SSE.  © Cornwall Council

PENRYN: Taken from Hill Head looking over Kergillack to viaduct taken from SSE. © Cornwall Council

KERGILLIACK: China stone mill with viaduct & settlement in background.  © Cornwall Council

KERGILLIACK: China stone mill with viaduct & settlement in background. © Cornwall Council

PENRYN: Glasney foreground, looking NW over Glasney valley with viaduct, taken from SE.  © Cornwall Council

PENRYN: Glasney foreground, looking NW over Glasney valley with viaduct, taken from SE. © Cornwall Council