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Railway Viaduct and Drinking Fountain Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7773 / 54°46'38"N

Longitude: -1.5848 / 1°35'5"W

OS Eastings: 426802

OS Northings: 542570

OS Grid: NZ268425

Mapcode National: GBR KFC6.P7

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.M5JY

Plus Code: 9C6WQCG8+W3

Entry Name: Railway Viaduct and Drinking Fountain Attached

Listing Date: 19 February 1970

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110337

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Neville's Cross

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Margaret of Antioch

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 24 SE
4/285 Railway viaduct and
19.2.70 drinking fountain
attached (formerly
listed as Durham Viaduct)


Railway viaduct and fountain. Viaduct 1857 probably by TE Harrison for North Eastern Railway Co;
fountain dated 186 and illegible digit. Rock-faced sandstone viaduct with
ashlar dressings; brick soffits. Fountain sandstone with grey granite back
plate and pink granite shafts. Viaduct: 100 ft. high; 11 arches. Tapered
piers with coped plinths support round arches; continuous drip string.
Parapet altered except over end piers, where it is flat-coped.

Gothic-style fountain on south face of pier to west of North Road has shouldered
surround enclosing small 2-centred arch at base. Shafts above support gabled
canopy with nail-head moulding and containing scroll with illegibel inscription
and date. Stepped gabled surround has blind trefoils under each step; crocketed

Listing NGR: NZ2680242570

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