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Purchased, 1911 Museums Sheffield
Wardsend Arches, Sheffield
Date Made/Found: circa 1855
Artist: William Ibbitt , British, 1804 - 1869
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 700 x 925 x 70mm Sight size: 507 x 732mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: K1911.37
Wardsend Arches is popularly known as the Five Arches. It was constructed to carry the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway, opened in 1845, over the Scraith Wood ravine. Herries Road was constructed in the ravine in the 1920s and the viaduct now spans this road near Hillsborough Football Ground.
Display Location: In Store
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