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Description: Accommodation Arch in Railway Embankment North of Low Lambton Farm
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
NZ 35SW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING COX GREEN ROAD (north side)
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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