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Lothianbridge, Newbattle Viaduct

A Category B Listed Building in Newbattle, Midlothian

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347918

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14544

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Newbattle

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Newbattle

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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