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Description: Martholme Viaduct
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183874
OS Grid Reference: SD7514833854
OS Grid Coordinates: 375148, 433854
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8004, -2.3788
GREAT HARWOOD MARTHOLME LANE
SD 73 SE
3/71 Martholme Viaduct
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. (Note: the
northern half of the item is in Ribble Valley District).
Listing NGR: SD7514833854
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Source: English Heritage
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