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Accommodation Arch in Railway Embankment North of Low Lambton Farm, Houghton le Spring

Description: Accommodation Arch in Railway Embankment North of Low Lambton Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303183

OS Grid Reference: NZ3219054391
OS Grid Coordinates: 432190, 554391
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8832, -1.4998

Location: Castletown, Sunderland DH4 7LB

Locality: Houghton le Spring
County: Sunderland
Country: England
Postcode: DH4 7LB

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Listing Text

Accommodation arch in rail-
way embankment north of
Low Lambton Farm

Accommodation arch in embankment for Victoria Railway Bridge. Between 1835 and
1838; widened c.1850. Ashlar and brick. Ashlar retaining walls in south
embankment flank skew arch of ashlar in western part, brick arch in eastern
part. Ashlar retaining walls over arches. Western arch has bracketed keystone
on band; eastern arch plain. Historical note : the arches allowed the Lumley
waggonway through the embankment to Low Lambton Staiths; the widening
probably took place to allow an easier curve to the bridge. Sources :
Tomlinson, The North Eastern Railway, its Rise and Development (Newcastle 1914)
p.227 and information J. M. Fleming.

Listing NGR: NZ3219054391

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Source: English Heritage

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