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Balbirnie Railway Viaduct

A Category B Listed Building in Markinch, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.198 / 56°11'52"N

Longitude: -3.1458 / 3°8'44"W

OS Eastings: 329004

OS Northings: 701192

OS Grid: NO290011

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.FF74

Mapcode Global: WH6RG.NG6W

Entry Name: Balbirnie Railway Viaduct

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350470

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16686

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Markinch

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes Central and Thornton

Parish: Markinch

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1860. 10 arch railway viaduct. Bull faced rubble piers and ashlar coped buttresses below large square blocks, piers taper toward springing point. Semicircular arches give way to flat coped parapet. Cast iron ties under each arch.

Statement of Interest

Proposals for a branch line from Markinch to Leslie were published in 1856. The Earl of Rothes objected to the line crossing his land resulting in the necessity to cross the River Leven at 2 points, here at Balbirnie and at Cabbagehall, Leslie.

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