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Latitude: 55.872 / 55°52'19"N
Longitude: -3.0772 / 3°4'37"W
OS Eastings: 332695
OS Northings: 664844
OS Grid: NT326648
Mapcode National: GBR 60YJ.LW
Mapcode Global: WH6T1.PNWS
Entry Name: Lothianbridge, Newbattle Viaduct
Listing Date: 22 January 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 347918
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14544
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midlothian South
Traditional County: Midlothian
John Miller, 1847. 23 semi-circular arches. Coursed, rock faced sandstone with brick voussoirs and soffits. Ashlar imposts, hoodmould to arch and band course. Tooled, coursed sandstone parapet with ashlar coping and metal railings. Reinforcing iron strappings along soffits and piers. Projecting stone base to piers and blind recessed arches in piers filled with coursed tooled sandstone. Skewed arch over road at SE end with stone voussoirs and flanking buttresses in rock faced sandstone. Tall arch with stepped buttresses towards NW in River South Esk.
The first railway viaduct at Lothianbridge was built in 1831 and is depicted on the 1st Edition OS Map as Newbattle Viaduct. The viaduct has also been known as South Esk Viaduct. It was built for North British Railways on the Waverley Route for the extension of the Edinburgh and Dalkeith line to Hawick. Noted by Queen Victoria as "a very fine viaduct along the South Esk".
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