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Railway Viaduct over Chester Burn, Chester-le-Street

Description: Railway Viaduct over Chester Burn

Grade: II
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

Location: B6313, Chester-le-Street, Durham DH3 3EZ

Locality: Chester-le-Street
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH3 3EZ

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Listing Text

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
end piers.

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

Listing NGR: NZ2711851635

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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