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Description: Railway Viaduct over the River Nidd
Date Listed: 15 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 330694
OS Grid Reference: SE3473457058
OS Grid Coordinates: 434734, 457058
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0084, -1.4715
There is also a scheduled monument, Knaresborough Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SE 3457 KNARESBOROUGH
6/31 Railway Viaduct over the
River Nidd (formerly listed
as The Railway Viaduct)
Viaduct. 1851. Engineer Thomas Grainger for the Leeds and Thirsk Railway Gritstone.
Approximately 100 metres long and 30 metres high, carrying 2 tracks on 4
arches. 2 central round arches span the river, the 2 flanking arches span
the Long Walk (south bank) and Waterside (north bank). Round cut-waters
carried up as buttresses with projecting bands and small half-towers at top.
Embattled parapet. Work on the viaduct was begun in 1847, but the bridge
collapsed in 1848. The replacement cost £9,803 to construct.
B Jennings (Ed), A History of Harrogate and Knaresborough, (1970), p 307.
H Speight, Nidderdale (1906), p 52.
Listing NGR: SE3473457058
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Source: English Heritage
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