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Latitude: 54.61 / 54°36'35"N
Longitude: -1.5451 / 1°32'42"W
OS Eastings: 429480
OS Northings: 523964
OS Grid: NZ294239
Mapcode National: GBR KHN4.97
Mapcode Global: WHC5J.7DH8
Entry Name: Railway Bridge, 25 Metres North East of Ricknall Mill Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159693
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112128
Location: Great Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Great Aycliffe
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Great Aycliffe
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 22 NE 295239 GREAT AYCLIFFE RICKNALL
Railway bridge, 25 metres
10/16 north-east of Ricknall
Railway bridge with twin tunnels. About 1830 for the Clarence Railway Company.
Sandstone ashlar. Bridge carries a huge embankment of the disused Simpasture
to Port Clarence Railway across the River Skerne. Similar north and south faces
front c.60-metre long river tunnel and separate storm drain. South face has
chamfered rustication and is divided into 2 sections by 3 battered pilasters.
Circular river entrance has skew voussoirs and smaller elliptical-arched storm
drain to left. Short, set-back embankment walls flank main section of bridge.
Low parapet, defined by large roll moulding and segmental coping, breaks forward
over pilasters. Similar north front lacks flanking embankment walls. This bridge
straddles the parishes of Great Aycliffe and Mordon.
Listing NGR: NZ2948023964
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