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Description: Railway Viaduct over Chester Burn
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109378
OS Grid Reference: NZ2711851635
OS Grid Coordinates: 427118, 551635
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8588, -1.5791
CHESTER-LE-STREET SOUTH BURNS
NZ 25 SE
(West end, off)
4/32 Railway Viaduct
over Chester Burn
Railway viaduct carrying 2 tracks over Chester Burn. 1868 for the North-
Eastern Railway Company. Light-red engineering brick in English bond; stone
plinths and parapet band.
Tall, c.230-metre long viaduct. 11 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
Late C20 railings and cantilevered refuges are not of special interest. An
important townscape feature.
Listing NGR: NZ2711851635
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Source: English Heritage
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