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Description: Alston Arches Viaduct
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
HALTWHISTLE LANTY'S LONNEN
NY 76 SW
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
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