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Belmont Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Framwellgate Moor, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7987 / 54°47'55"N

Longitude: -1.5385 / 1°32'18"W

OS Eastings: 429764

OS Northings: 544969

OS Grid: NZ297449

Mapcode National: GBR KDPY.QL

Mapcode Global: WHC4K.BNL2

Entry Name: Belmont Viaduct

Listing Date: 14 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120726

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110008

Location: Framwellgate Moor, County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Framwellgate Moor

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Newton Hall LEP

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 24 SE
6/18 Belmont Viaduct


Railway viaduct. 1856 for Auckland branch of North Eastern Railway. Builder
Cail of Newcastle. Speech by Cail gives'Mr. Hodgson' as the engineer for the
branch. Rock-faced sandstone, some from Rudchester, and brick, with ashlar
dressings and cast-iron tie-rods. 130 ft. high; 8 segmental arches, on
tapered piers with impost bands, have stepped voussoirs and brick soffits.
3 tallest arches, 2 in river and one on east shore, have apsidal cutwaters.
Low wall in same materials in southernmost arch; corresponding arch on north
not inspected. 4 tallest arches have elliptical cast iron tie-ends above
voussoirs, with star-shaped ribs. Bull-nosed parapet on top cornice continues
round paired wide pilasters at each end, with low pyramidal coping. An
important landscape feature.
Source: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne,Vol.1,
No. 18, for 1856; Newcastle 1915 reprint of Gateshead 1858, p.137.

Listing NGR: NZ2976444969

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