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Alston Arches Viaduct, Haltwhistle

Description: Alston Arches Viaduct

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 240742

OS Grid Reference: NY7094463622
OS Grid Coordinates: 370944, 563622
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9664, -2.4553

Location: Plenmeller Road, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0HJ

Locality: Haltwhistle
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE49 0HJ

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Listing Text

NY 76 SW
(South end)
16/8 Alston Arches

Disused railway viaduct over River South Tyne. 1852 by Sir George Barclay Bruce for
the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Company. Rock-faced dressed stone with ashlar
dressings. Long and low 6-arch viaduct: 4 wide segmental skew arches across river;
semicircular arch at each end across riverside paths. Moulded impost bands.
Cutwaters, on tall rounded plinths, have moulded bases and hollow-chamfered
caps. End arches flanked by slightly-projecting, flat-faced piers. Low
parapet, defined by band at track level, has projecting coping and breaks
forward over piers and cutwaters to form pedestrian refuges. Round-arched
openings cut through supporting cross-walls of each arch (these openings
were intended to be linked by a pedestrian walkway across the river). An
important landscape feature.
(K. Hoole, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 4,
The North East, 1965).

Listing NGR: NY7094463622

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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