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Railway Bridge Across the Poltross Burn North of Milecastle 48 Hadrians Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Gilsland, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.9894 / 54°59'21"N

Longitude: -2.5729 / 2°34'22"W

OS Eastings: 363439

OS Northings: 566244

OS Grid: NY634662

Mapcode National: GBR BBGR.S7

Mapcode Global: WH90T.GV1D

Plus Code: 9C6VXCQG+QR

Entry Name: Railway Bridge Across the Poltross Burn North of Milecastle 48 Hadrians Wall

Listing Date: 27 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240841

Location: Upper Denton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA8

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Thirlwall

Built-Up Area: Gilsland

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Gilsland St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Description


THIRLWALL B 6318
NY 66 NW
(South side, off)
Gilsland
10/35 Railway Bridge
across the Poltross
Burn, north of
Milecastle 48,
Hadrian's wall
II

Railway bridge, c.1838 possibly by Benjamin Green for the Newcastle and Carlisle
Railway Co. Snecked dressed stone; rebuilt brick arch and tunnel. Bridge spans
the narrow and steep-sided valley of the Poltross Burn. Very tall and narrow
round archway. Rebuilt arch in 5 rows of header bond. Side walls supporting
arch have 2 offsets near base. Front and rear wall flanking arch break forward
and are battered. Horizontal parapet, above band at track level, has chamfered
coping and breaks forward over end piers.

G. Whittle, The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, 1979


Listing NGR: NY6343966244

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