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Redcraig Viaduct

A Category C Listed Building in Tarbolton, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5169 / 55°31'0"N

Longitude: -4.4136 / 4°24'49"W

OS Eastings: 247704

OS Northings: 627439

OS Grid: NS477274

Mapcode National: GBR 3K.TKRL

Mapcode Global: WH3QR.5LJJ

Entry Name: Redcraig Viaduct

Listing Date: 22 October 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352235

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18217

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarbolton

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kyle

Parish: Tarbolton

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Circa 1870. Six-arch railway viaduct carrying the Ayr to Mauchline loop line across Yonderton Burn. Bull-faced, coursed red sandstone. Band course at base of parapet.

Statement of Interest

An imposing viaduct, prominent in the landscape. It was built for the Ayr & Mauchline branch of the Glasgow & South Western Railway, which opened on 1 September 1870, and was presumably designed in-house by the GSWR engineers. Passenger services on the line were withdrawn on 13 June 1977, but it was still used for a time by the night sleepers between Stranraer and London after the direct line through Dumfries and Galloway had been closed, and it continues to carry a considerable amount of freight traffic, mostly coal.

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