Description: Disused Railway Viaduct over River Wharfe (To North of Town)
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 326001
OS Grid Reference: SE4838843809
OS Grid Coordinates: 448388, 443809
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8882, -1.2653
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SE 4843-4943 TADCASTER EAST
8/87 Disused Railway Viaduct
over River Wharfe (to
north of town)
Railway viaduct. c1846-49. Engineer probably J C Birkinshaw. For York and North
Midlands Railway Co. Rough faced magnesian limestone with vermiculated millstone grit
dressings and orange brick soffits. 11 arches of which 7 are land arches to west, and
2 to east. 2 wider segmental arches span the river, rising from cutwaters
which are rounded to north and flat to south. The outer cutwaters support
paired pilasters. Millstone grit voussoirs have chisel draughted margins.
Band, parapet and coping. Built for a proposed more direct line between
fork and Leeds. Disused until 1883 when a line was laid to serve a mill on
the east bank of the River Wharfe.
Listing NGR: SE4838843809
Source: English Heritage
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