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Latitude: 54.9664 / 54°57'58"N
Longitude: -2.4553 / 2°27'19"W
OS Eastings: 370944
OS Northings: 563622
OS Grid: NY709636
Mapcode National: GBR CC90.6H
Mapcode Global: WH912.8F1K
Entry Name: Alston Arches Viaduct
Listing Date: 27 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1156068
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240742
Location: Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49
Civil Parish: Haltwhistle
Built-Up Area: Haltwhistle
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Haltwhistle Holy Cross
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
HALTWHISTLE LANTY'S LONNEN
NY 76 SW
16/8 Alston Arches
Disused railway viaduct over River South Tyne. 1852 by Sir George Barclay Bruce for
the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Company. Rock-faced dressed stone with ashlar
dressings. Long and low 6-arch viaduct: 4 wide segmental skew arches across river;
semicircular arch at each end across riverside paths. Moulded impost bands.
Cutwaters, on tall rounded plinths, have moulded bases and hollow-chamfered
caps. End arches flanked by slightly-projecting, flat-faced piers. Low
parapet, defined by band at track level, has projecting coping and breaks
forward over piers and cutwaters to form pedestrian refuges. Round-arched
openings cut through supporting cross-walls of each arch (these openings
were intended to be linked by a pedestrian walkway across the river). An
important landscape feature.
(K. Hoole, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 4,
The North East, 1965).
Listing NGR: NY7094463622
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