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Thornton Railway Viaduct, Thornton

Description: Thornton Railway Viaduct

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 January 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 336030

OS Grid Reference: SE0960232499
OS Grid Coordinates: 409602, 432499
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7887, -1.8557

Location: 2 Alderscholes Lane, Bradford BD13 3SY

Locality: Thornton
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD13 3SY

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Listing Text

Thornton BD13

Thornton Railway Viaduct
SE 0932 38/195 8.1.82


The Thornton Viaduct is one of a spectacular series of circa 1876-78, is a finely
proportioned structure of sandstone "brick" with 20 semi-circular arches on slender,
tapering piers supporting the bed of the former single track line. Very thin
ashlar strings capping piers at spring of arches; flat band below the parapet. The
contractors for the line were Benton and Woodiwise. The viaduct makes a most
important contribution to the landscape of the valley below Thornton.

Listing NGR: SE0960232499

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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