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Dutton Railway Viaduct

A Grade II* Listed Building in Acton Bridge, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2826 / 53°16'57"N

Longitude: -2.628 / 2°37'40"W

OS Eastings: 358224

OS Northings: 376359

OS Grid: SJ582763

Mapcode National: GBR BZ2H.T0

Mapcode Global: WH993.LRRD

Entry Name: Dutton Railway Viaduct

Listing Date: 18 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401945

Location: Acton Bridge, Cheshire West and Chester, CW8

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Acton Bridge

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Weaverham St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1139139. This entry was removed from the List on 15th March 2016.

SJ 57 NE
1/8

ACTON BRIDGE C.P.
WEAVER NAVIGATION

Dutton Railway Viaduct

II*

Railway viaduct: Completed 1836 by Joseph Locke and George Stephenson
for the Grand Junction Railway Co. Rock faced red sandstone with
ashlar dressings. 20 deep segmental arches of 40 voussoirs with
dropped ashlar keystone on concavely battered piers of 16 cyclopean
courses on plain plinths. Simple battered pilasters on each
rectangular plinth on each outer cornice. Projecting copings.
Cutwaters to the piers of 2 arches, now dry, to the River Weaver
before re-alignment of the Weaver Navigation. 1960's steel pylons for
electrification.
Dutton viaduct is the longest on the Grand Junction Railway and an
early example of a major railway viaduct, but more assured than the
earliest, the Sankey Viaduct on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway,
by the same engineers 3 years earlier. It was completed at a cost of
£54,440, the contractor being McIntosh of London. As no life was lost
or serious injury incurred during construction, its completion was
greeted by a civic celebration. Hewitt H J 1972 The Building of the
Railways in Cheshire.

Listing NGR: SJ 58224 76359

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