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Disused Railway Viaduct Near West Gatehead

A Category A Listed Building in Kilmaurs, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5988 / 55°35'55"N

Longitude: -4.5672 / 4°34'1"W

OS Eastings: 238349

OS Northings: 636902

OS Grid: NS383369

Mapcode National: GBR 3D.N6TX

Mapcode Global: WH3Q8.TJBQ

Entry Name: Disused Railway Viaduct Near West Gatehead

Listing Date: 4 August 1978

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 345393

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12556

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmaurs

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse

Parish: Kilmaurs

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

1812. Stone railway bridge spanning the River Irvine. Four
rounded arches, rounded cutwaters with half-column
buttresses rising through deck bands to parapet level.
Coursed rubble masonry with rusticated (?) free-stone to
arch voussoirs, cutwaters and buttresses. Outward curved
abutments on banks, with railway tracks approaching through
cuttings. Bridge deck now overgrown and parapets collapsed.
One piece of thin metal rail in fence on east abutment.

Statement of Interest

Built as part of the Kilmarnock and Troon plateway, which

was opened in 1812 as the first public railway in Scotland.

The earliest surviving bridge built for use by a railway

in Scotland.

Masonry in poor condition.

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