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Description: Martholme Viaduct (That Part in the Civil Parish or Read)
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 183523
OS Grid Reference: SD7516133877
OS Grid Coordinates: 375161, 433877
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8006, -2.3786
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SD 73 SE
7/38 Martholme Viaduct (that part in the
- Civil Parish of Read)
Viaduct carrying Great Harwood loop line of Lancashire and Yorkshire
Railway over River Calder, 1870-77. Engineer Sturges Meek. Sandstone
rubble. Ten 40ft span 65ft high rounded arches on slightly curved line.
Impost band and solid parapet. History: originally planned as wooden
viaduct, but design in stone substituted before building; contractors
(Thomas Stone & Son) executed work only on condition that coal measures
beneath were purchased. Line closed 1957. Part of this viaduct is in Great
Harwood C.P., Hyndburn District (q.v.)
Listing NGR: SD7516133877
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Source: English Heritage
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