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Railway Viaduct over the River Nidd

A Grade II* Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0084 / 54°0'30"N

Longitude: -1.4715 / 1°28'17"W

OS Eastings: 434734

OS Northings: 457058

OS Grid: SE347570

Mapcode National: GBR LQ52.7V

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.CHJY

Entry Name: Railway Viaduct over the River Nidd

Listing Date: 15 May 1968

Last Amended: 12 December 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330694

Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Knaresborough

Built-Up Area: Knaresborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text



6/31 Railway Viaduct over the
River Nidd (formerly listed
as The Railway Viaduct)


Viaduct. 1851. Engineer Thomas Grainger for the Leeds and Thirsk Railway Gritstone.
Approximately 100 metres long and 30 metres high, carrying 2 tracks on 4
arches. 2 central round arches span the river, the 2 flanking arches span
the Long Walk (south bank) and Waterside (north bank). Round cut-waters
carried up as buttresses with projecting bands and small half-towers at top.
Embattled parapet. Work on the viaduct was begun in 1847, but the bridge
collapsed in 1848. The replacement cost £9,803 to construct.
B Jennings (Ed), A History of Harrogate and Knaresborough, (1970), p 307.
H Speight, Nidderdale (1906), p 52.

Listing NGR: SE3473457058

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