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Railway Bridge, 25 Metres North East of Ricknall Mill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Aycliffe, County Durham

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


Railway bridge, 25 metres
10/16 north-east of Ricknall
Mill Farmhouse


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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