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Willington Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Wallsend, North Tyneside

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Latitude: 54.994 / 54°59'38"N

Longitude: -1.5048 / 1°30'17"W

OS Eastings: 431781

OS Northings: 566718

OS Grid: NZ317667

Mapcode National: GBR KBYP.0K

Mapcode Global: WHC3L.VQMV

Plus Code: 9C6WXFVW+J3

Entry Name: Willington Viaduct

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025323

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303391

ID on this website: 101025323

Location: Rosehill, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, NE28

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wallsend

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Willington St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Tagged with: Bridge

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WALLSEND A.187 (north of)
NZ 36 NW
7/143 Willington Viaduct
Railway viaduct. 1837-9 by John and Benjamin Green for Newcastle and North
Shields Railway Company. Sandstone ashlar with iron arches and superstructure
(added in 1869 when the original laminated wood construction was removed).
1,048 feet long; 82 feet high. 7 iron girder arches of spans varying from
115 to 128 feet. T-section iron lattices between arches and railway bed
girders, which are also supported by masonry. Sloped copings to buttressed
piers and abutments. Historical note: one of the earliest bridges constructed
in Britain using the Wiebeking system of laminated timber; the present iron
work resembles the wood original. Source: Tomlinson History of the North East
Railwa 1914; 1967 reprint p.323.

Listing NGR: NZ3178166718

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