Oxley Viaduct, skew arch brickwork (Grade II Listed building)

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Viaduct. 1847-9. By Robert Stephenson and William Baker for Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway Company. Blue brick with ashlar dressings. 12 segmental arches with ashlar impost bands and platt band over; stone-coped brick parapet; 3rd arch from north is skew arch over the Birmingham Canal Navigation (q.v.), with rusticated ashlar voussoirs; blind round-headed arch to south. An impressive and early example. (Collins P: Notes on buildings of interest in Wolverhampton: 1990-)

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pedrocut on November 7, 2011

Viaduct. 1847-9. By Robert Stephenson and William Baker for Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway Company. Blue brick with ashlar dressings. 12 segmental arches with ashlar impost bands and platt band over; stone-coped brick parapet; 3rd arch from north is skew arch over the Birmingham Canal Navigation (q.v.), with rusticated ashlar voussoirs; blind round-headed arch to south. An impressive and early example. (Collins P: Notes on buildings of interest in Wolverhampton: 1990-).

pedrocut on November 7, 2011

The right hand side of the picture is the vertical. If you enlarge the picture you can see the magnificent bricklaying needed to build this skew arch (1847-49)

David Brown Photogra… on November 8, 2011

Ohhhhh.... I've never felt queasy looking at a photograph before, but I swear my stomach lurched looking up at this!!!

That is spooky Peter

Nice one. What a squint.

Jethro

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  • Uploaded on November 7, 2011
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Taken on 2011/10/11 11:10:53
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 23.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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