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Latitude: 54.5353 / 54°32'7"N
Longitude: -1.5527 / 1°33'9"W
OS Eastings: 429039
OS Northings: 515650
OS Grid: NZ290156
Mapcode National: GBR KJL0.M0
Mapcode Global: WHC5X.38WH
Entry Name: Railway Viaduct
Listing Date: 6 September 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121286
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110679
Location: Darlington, DL1
Electoral Ward/Division: North Road
Built-Up Area: Darlington
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Darlington St James
Church of England Diocese: Durham
06-SEP-77 Railway Viaduct
Built 1856 for the Stockton and Darlington Railway, altered prior to 1935.
Solid iron side parapets flank track and are supported by pairs of rusticated ashlar piers with cornices and low rounded caps. Piers lead into side walls with wide flat copings running north and south at either side of street. Coursed stone abutments now much banked up with earth.
The railway originally crossed the road by means of a level crossing. Plans to build a bridge were begun in the 1840's, and the bridge finally built in 1856. An early photograph shows a plaque with the date MDCCCLVI on the side. Listed partly for its association with the Stockton-Darlington railway.
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