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Latitude: 54.8974 / 54°53'50"N
Longitude: -1.6877 / 1°41'15"W
OS Eastings: 420126
OS Northings: 555896
OS Grid: NZ201558
Mapcode National: GBR JCNT.D6
Mapcode Global: WHC43.15MF
Entry Name: Causey Arch
Listing Date: 19 July 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1240816
English Heritage Legacy ID: 439365
Location: Stanley, County Durham, DH9
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Stanley
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Tanfield
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 25 NW STANLEY CAUSEY ROAD
(West side, off)
3/162 Causey Arch
Wagonway bridge. 1727 by Ralph Wood for Mr. Wortley and Col. Liddell; dated on
stone at foot of west abutment signed B. Horne; formerly also dated on sundial
signed Ralph Wood. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. 105' long
and 80' high, on round arch of 3 courses of voussoirs, the inner recessed; wide
buttresses. Probably originally without parapets; C20 railing added.
Considered to be the first railway bridge in the world; an example of the
early technological skills of the Northumberland and Durham coalfield engineers.
Source: J.C. Mann, 'Causey Arch - a Note' in Archaeologia Aeliana 5 XII (1984),
T.J.M. Lewis Early Wooden Railways, 1970 pp 150, 155, 156.
W.W. Tomlinson North Eastern Railway, 1914, second ed. K. Hoole, Newton Abbott,
Listing NGR: NZ2012655896
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