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Merrygill Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartley, Cumbria

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387274

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475207

Location: Hartley, Eden, Cumbria, CA17

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

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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Merrygill Viaduct


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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