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Railway Viaduct and Drinking Fountain Attached, Durham

Description: Railway Viaduct and Drinking Fountain Attached

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 110337

OS Grid Reference: NZ2680242570
OS Grid Coordinates: 426802, 542570
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7773, -1.5848

Location: Sutton Street, Durham DH1 4RB

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 4RB

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Listing Text

NZ 24 SE
4/285 Railway viaduct and
19.2.70 drinking fountain
attached (formerly
listed as Durham Viaduct)


Railway viaduct and fountain. Viaduct 1857 probably by TE Harrison for North Eastern Railway Co;
fountain dated 186 and illegible digit. Rock-faced sandstone viaduct with
ashlar dressings; brick soffits. Fountain sandstone with grey granite back
plate and pink granite shafts. Viaduct: 100 ft. high; 11 arches. Tapered
piers with coped plinths support round arches; continuous drip string.
Parapet altered except over end piers, where it is flat-coped.

Gothic-style fountain on south face of pier to west of North Road has shouldered
surround enclosing small 2-centred arch at base. Shafts above support gabled
canopy with nail-head moulding and containing scroll with illegibel inscription
and date. Stepped gabled surround has blind trefoils under each step; crocketed

Listing NGR: NZ2680242570

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Source: English Heritage

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