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Railway Viaduct over Chester Burn

A Grade II Listed Building in Chester-le-Street, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8588 / 54°51'31"N

Longitude: -1.5791 / 1°34'44"W

OS Eastings: 427118

OS Northings: 551635

OS Grid: NZ271516

Mapcode National: GBR KDD8.X1

Mapcode Global: WHC4B.Q48J

Entry Name: Railway Viaduct over Chester Burn

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109378

Location: County Durham, DH3

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester-le-Street West Central

Built-Up Area: Chester-le-Street

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Chester-le-Street

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 25 SE
(West end, off)
4/32 Railway Viaduct
over Chester Burn

Railway viaduct carrying 2 tracks over Chester Burn. 1868 for the North-
Eastern Railway Company. Light-red engineering brick in English bond; stone
plinths and parapet band.

Tall, c.230-metre long viaduct. 11 elliptical arches, in 7 rows of header
bond, on thin slightly-battered piers with tall rock-faced plinths; arches
partly refaced on west. Moulded band at track level. Low parapet with paired
end piers.

Late C20 railings and cantilevered refuges are not of special interest. An
important townscape feature.

Listing NGR: NZ2711851635

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

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