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Killin, Railway Viaduct over River Dochart

A Category A Listed Building in Killin, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4653 / 56°27'55"N

Longitude: -4.3155 / 4°18'55"W

OS Eastings: 257435

OS Northings: 732756

OS Grid: NN574327

Mapcode National: GBR HCQM.MYR

Mapcode Global: WH3L4.PR6H

Entry Name: Killin, Railway Viaduct over River Dochart

Listing Date: 6 September 1979

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340383

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8281

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Killin

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Killin

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

This viaduct is the second oldest mass-concrete constructed railway viaduct in Britain (after the Falls of Cruachan viaduct). Constructed in 1885-6 it is 37ft high and 81 yds long. Composed of 5 skew arches with rubble-faced piers and spandrels and concrete arches, it is a prominent landscape landmark. The subtly crenellated stone parapet has suffered from vandalism and is disappearing in places. Biddle notes that it was part of a short branch line from the main Callander & Oban line intended to complement the tourist potential in Killin itself. It is spectacularly sited and would have provided the rail passengers with an unrivalled view of the Falls of Dochart and the Clan Macnab Burial Place (see separate listing).

Statement of Interest

The viaduct was upgraded from category B to A on 19PthP June, 1996. It is currently (2004) owned by Kinnell Estate.

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