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Railway Viaduct East of the Hermitage, Chester-le-Street

Description: Railway Viaduct East of the Hermitage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109372

OS Grid Reference: NZ2713749799
OS Grid Coordinates: 427137, 549799
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8423, -1.5790

Location: A167, Chester-le-Street, Durham DH2 3RQ

Locality: Chester-le-Street
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH2 3RQ

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Listing Text

NZ 24 NE 271497
(West side, off)
7/26 Railway Viaduct
east of The Hermitage

Railway viaduct carrying 2 tracks over Southburn Dene. 1868 for the North-
Eastern Railway Company. Light-red engineering brick in English bond; stone
plinths and parapet band.

Tall, c.200-metre long viaduct. 8 elliptical arches, in 7 rows of header bond,
on thin slightly-battered piers with tall rock-faced plinths; arches partly
refaced on west. Moulded band at track level. Low parapet with paired end

Late C20 railings and cantilevered refuges are not of special interest.
An important landscape feature.

Listing NGR: NZ2713749799

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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