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Alston Arches Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Haltwhistle, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9664 / 54°57'59"N

Longitude: -2.4553 / 2°27'19"W

OS Eastings: 370948

OS Northings: 563624

OS Grid: NY709636

Mapcode National: GBR CC90.7H

Mapcode Global: WH912.8F2J

Entry Name: Alston Arches Viaduct

Listing Date: 27 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156068

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240742

Location: Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Haltwhistle

Built-Up Area: Haltwhistle

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Haltwhistle Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NY 76 SW
16/8

HALTWHISTLE
LANTY'S LONNEN
(South end)
Alston Arches Viaduct

II

Disused railway viaduct over River South Tyne. 1852 by Sir George Barclay Bruce for
the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Company. Rock-faced dressed stone with ashlar
dressings. Long and low 6-arch viaduct: 4 wide segmental skew arches across river;
semicircular arch at each end across riverside paths. Moulded impost bands.
Cutwaters, on tall rounded plinths, have moulded bases and hollow-chamfered
caps. End arches flanked by slightly-projecting, flat-faced piers. Low
parapet, defined by band at track level, has projecting coping and breaks
forward over piers and cutwaters to form pedestrian refuges. Round-arched
openings cut through supporting cross-walls of each arch (these openings
were intended to be linked by a pedestrian walkway across the river). An
important landscape feature.
(K. Hoole, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 4,
The North East, 1965).

Listing NGR: NY7094863624

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