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Alston Arches Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Haltwhistle, Northumberland

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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

(South end)
Alston Arches Viaduct


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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