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Thornton Railway Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Thornton and Allerton, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7887 / 53°47'19"N

Longitude: -1.8557 / 1°51'20"W

OS Eastings: 409602

OS Northings: 432499

OS Grid: SE096324

Mapcode National: GBR HSHM.1L

Mapcode Global: WHC9F.G1K9

Entry Name: Thornton Railway Viaduct

Listing Date: 8 January 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336030

Location: Bradford, BD13

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: Thornton and Allerton

Built-Up Area: Thornton (Bradford)

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thornton St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Thornton BD13

Thornton Railway Viaduct
SE 0932 38/195 8.1.82


The Thornton Viaduct is one of a spectacular series of circa 1876-78, is a finely
proportioned structure of sandstone "brick" with 20 semi-circular arches on slender,
tapering piers supporting the bed of the former single track line. Very thin
ashlar strings capping piers at spring of arches; flat band below the parapet. The
contractors for the line were Benton and Woodiwise. The viaduct makes a most
important contribution to the landscape of the valley below Thornton.

Listing NGR: SE0960232499

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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