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Dent Head Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2548 / 54°15'17"N

Longitude: -2.3425 / 2°20'33"W

OS Eastings: 377780

OS Northings: 484400

OS Grid: SD777844

Mapcode National: GBR DM27.NJ

Mapcode Global: WH94L.ZBN1

Plus Code: 9C6V7M34+WX

Entry Name: Dent Head Viaduct

Listing Date: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484279

Location: Dent, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Dent

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dent with Cowgill

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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162-1/15/46 (North side)
Dent Head Viaduct


Railway viaduct carrying Settle to Carlisle railway line over
Fell End Gill. c1869-75, for the Midland Railway Company,
Chief Engineer John Crossley, resident engineer J.Underwood.
Rock-faced sandstone in massive blocks, mostly coursed but
some snecked, with brick soffits to the arches. Slightly
curved line on north-south axis. Ten tall round-headed arches
on battered rectangular piers, that in the centre broader than
the others and with a broad tapered pilaster; short
cavetto-moulded imposts at the springing of the arches,
rusticated voussoirs (now with 3 tie-plates to each arch), a
moulded string course, and parapets with rounded coping. Forms
a very striking feature at the head of Dentdale, and an
interesting contrast with the Pack Saddle Bridge approx. 10m
east (qv).

Listing NGR: SD7778084400

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