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Railway Bridge Across the Poltross Burn North of Milecastle 48 Hadrians Wall, Thirlwall

Description: Railway Bridge Across the Poltross Burn North of Milecastle 48 Hadrians Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 240841

OS Grid Reference: NY6343966244
OS Grid Coordinates: 363439, 566244
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9894, -2.5729

Location: B6318, Thirlwall, Northumberland CA8 7BJ

Locality: Thirlwall
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: CA8 7BJ

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Listing Text

NY 66 NW
(South side, off)
10/35 Railway Bridge
across the Poltross
Burn, north of
Milecastle 48,
Hadrian's wall

Railway bridge, c.1838 possibly by Benjamin Green for the Newcastle and Carlisle
Railway Co. Snecked dressed stone; rebuilt brick arch and tunnel. Bridge spans
the narrow and steep-sided valley of the Poltross Burn. Very tall and narrow
round archway. Rebuilt arch in 5 rows of header bond. Side walls supporting
arch have 2 offsets near base. Front and rear wall flanking arch break forward
and are battered. Horizontal parapet, above band at track level, has chamfered
coping and breaks forward over end piers.

G. Whittle, The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, 1979

Listing NGR: NY6343966244

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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