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Hownes Gill Viaduct

A Grade II* Listed Building in Healeyfield, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8359 / 54°50'9"N

Longitude: -1.8522 / 1°51'7"W

OS Eastings: 409590

OS Northings: 549013

OS Grid: NZ095490

Mapcode National: GBR HDHJ.S8

Mapcode Global: WHC46.JQ64

Plus Code: 9C6WR4PX+84

Entry Name: Hownes Gill Viaduct

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185970

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350551

Also known as: Gill bridge

ID on this website: 101185970

Location: County Durham, DH8

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Healeyfield

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Consett

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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4/45 Hownes Gill Viaduct


Railway viaduct, now part of Waskerley Walk. 1858 by Thomas Bouch for Stockton
and Darlington Railway. Yellow brick with sandstone ashlar dressings; cast
iron railings. 12 semi-circular arches, 50' diameter and 150' at highest, on
tapered piers with 3-stage buttresses to those at full height, the others
having corresponding detail. Central tallest piers have wide ashlar coping to
3 sides of buttress plinths; each stage has ashlar coping continuous with bands
around piers. Inner pier faces have blind brick arches in each stage, the
lowest with inverted bottom arches. Nosed coping supports railing of intersecting
arcades with linking rings and low block finials; outer stays; short section
renewed at south end. Fifth pier from south has red brick X pattern in north
face; corresponding rough X incised on top coping; function unknown. Rectangular
piers at parapet ends have band continuous with coping.

Source: W.W. Tomlinson, North Eastern Railway, 2nd ed. K. Hoole, Newton Abbot
1967, p 568.

Listing NGR: NZ0959049013

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