Railway Viaduct Over River Balder

13 Jan 2001
Railway Viaduct Over River Balder, Briscoe Lane, Cotherstone, Teesdale, Durham
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

COTHERSTONE BRISCOE LANE NY 92 SE (North side, off) 10/40 Railway Viaduct over River Balder II Disused railway viaduct over the River Balder. 1868 for the Tees Valley Railway Company. Snecked, rock-faced sandstone; grey brick arches and tunnels; cast-iron-railings. Tall viaduct spanning wide and deep river valley.

9 round arches on 8 battered piers and end abutments. Some of the piers have a double row of throughstones below springing line. Arches in 4 rows of header bond; tunnels in stretcher bond. Low parapet, above stone band, has railings with ball joints. End piers with pyramidal caps.

This viaduct straddles the parishes of Cotherstone and Hunderthwaite.

Listing NGR: NY9957120146


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1212 IOE Records taken by Derek Le Mare; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Le Mare. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Le Mare, Derek

Rights Holder: Le Mare, Derek


Brick, Cast Iron, Mortar, Sandstone, Victorian Railway Viaduct, Transport, Railway Transport Site, Viaduct, Railings, Monument <By Form>, Barrier