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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 350470
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16686
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Glenrothes Central and Thornton
Traditional County: Fife
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.
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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