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Railway Bridge, 25 Metres North East of Ricknall Mill Farmhouse, Mordon

Description: Railway Bridge, 25 Metres North East of Ricknall Mill Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 112128

OS Grid Reference: NZ2948023964
OS Grid Coordinates: 429480, 523964
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6100, -1.5451

Location: Ricknall Lane, Great Aycliffe, Durham DL5 6JQ

Locality: Mordon
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL5 6JQ

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Listing Text


Railway bridge, 25 metres
10/16 north-east of Ricknall
Mill Farmhouse


Railway bridge with twin tunnels. About 1830 for the Clarence Railway Company.
Sandstone ashlar. Bridge carries a huge embankment of the disused Simpasture
to Port Clarence Railway across the River Skerne. Similar north and south faces
front c.60-metre long river tunnel and separate storm drain. South face has
chamfered rustication and is divided into 2 sections by 3 battered pilasters.
Circular river entrance has skew voussoirs and smaller elliptical-arched storm
drain to left. Short, set-back embankment walls flank main section of bridge.
Low parapet, defined by large roll moulding and segmental coping, breaks forward
over pilasters. Similar north front lacks flanking embankment walls. This bridge
straddles the parishes of Great Aycliffe and Mordon.

Listing NGR: NZ2948023964

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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