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Latitude: 54.4702 / 54°28'12"N
Longitude: -2.3341 / 2°20'2"W
OS Eastings: 378442
OS Northings: 508370
OS Grid: NY784083
Mapcode National: GBR DJ4R.G9
Mapcode Global: WH93G.3WSX
Plus Code: 9C6VFMC8+38
Entry Name: Merrygill Viaduct
Listing Date: 21 May 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387274
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475207
Location: Hartley, Eden, Cumbria, CA17
Civil Parish: Hartley
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Kirkby Stephen with Mallerstang and Crosby Garrett with Soulby
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
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Railway viaduct. 1861 for the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway, engineer (Sir) Thomas Bouch, contractors Chambers and Hilton. Rock faced limestone rubble. Nine spans, 110m long and up to 24m high. Cornice, tall parapets. The South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway opened in 1863, by which time it was already a part of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. The Stockton and Darlington Railway itself amalgamated with the North Eastern Railway in 1863. It was opened as single track line and was doubled in 1889. It was closed in 1965 when all the large metal viaducts were demolished leaving the four masonry ones. Ref: ed. Jack Simmons, Rail 150 The Stockton and Darlington Railway and what followed, Eyre Methuen, 1975, p.30.
Listing NGR: NY7844208370
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