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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1185970



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Healeyfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Jun-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 350551

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HEALEYFIELD A 692 NZ 04 NE (East side, off)

4/45 Hownes Gill Viaduct


Railway viaduct, now part of Waskerley Walk. 1858 by Thomas Bouch for Stockton and Darlington Railway. Yellow brick with sandstone ashlar dressings; cast iron railings. 12 semi-circular arches, 50' diameter and 150' at highest, on tapered piers with 3-stage buttresses to those at full height, the others having corresponding detail. Central tallest piers have wide ashlar coping to 3 sides of buttress plinths; each stage has ashlar coping continuous with bands around piers. Inner pier faces have blind brick arches in each stage, the lowest with inverted bottom arches. Nosed coping supports railing of intersecting arcades with linking rings and low block finials; outer stays; short section renewed at south end. Fifth pier from south has red brick X pattern in north face; corresponding rough X incised on top coping; function unknown. Rectangular piers at parapet ends have band continuous with coping.

Source: W.W. Tomlinson, North Eastern Railway, 2nd ed. K. Hoole, Newton Abbot 1967, p 568.

Listing NGR: NZ0959049013

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Tomlinson, W W , History of the North Eastern Railway, (1967), 568

National Grid Reference: NZ 09590 49013


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