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Holborn Viaduct

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Site ID :- GTL00262
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Address :- Holborn Viaduct, London, Greater London, EC1
Grid Reference :- TQ 316 815
Grid Co-ordinates :- Easting 531600 m, Northing 181500 m
Lat & Long (WGS84) :- 51.517101 , -0.104755
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Administrative Area :- City of London
Pre 1974 County :- Greater London Council
Site Status :- Listed - Grade II
Site Condition :- Operational site, in use for original purpose
Historic England List No - 1064641,
Site Era :-Early Modern 1850-1950 to Modern Post 1950
Site Dates :- 1863 -
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Contributor :- GLIAS Database - 2 June 2018
Contributors Society :- Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society
Copyright :- cc-by-nc-sa 4.0 © GLIAS Database

Record Status :- Reviewed
Reviewed By :- Andrew Turner - 26 November 2021


Description and History
Three arch road viaduct, built 1863-69, across Holborn Valley (of R. Fleet), to replace notorious Holborn Hill. 32 ft above original Fleet, total length 1285 feet, 80 ft wide, with 107 ft iron bridge spanning Farringdon St. Statues on parapets dedicated to Fine Arts, Science, Commerce and Agriculture. Designed by W. Heywood, City Surveyor.

Strengthened in 2001/2002.

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