This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NZ 22 NE 295239 GREAT AYCLIFFE RICKNALL
Railway bridge, 25 metres 10/16 north-east of Ricknall Mill Farmhouse
Railway bridge with twin tunnels. About 1830 for the Clarence Railway Company.
Sandstone ashlar. Bridge carries a huge embankment of the disused Simpasture to Port Clarence Railway across the River Skerne. Similar north and south faces front c.60-metre long river tunnel and separate storm drain. South face has chamfered rustication and is divided into 2 sections by 3 battered pilasters.
Circular river entrance has skew voussoirs and smaller elliptical-arched storm drain to left. Short, set-back embankment walls flank main section of bridge.
Low parapet, defined by large roll moulding and segmental coping, breaks forward over pilasters. Similar north front lacks flanking embankment walls. This bridge straddles the parishes of Great Aycliffe and Mordon.
Listing NGR: NZ2948023964
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
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