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WILLINGTON VIADUCT

List Entry Summary

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

Name: WILLINGTON VIADUCT

List entry Number: 1025323

Location

WILLINGTON VIADUCT, A 187

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

County:

District: North Tyneside

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Feb-1986

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 303391

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

WALLSEND A.187 (north of) NZ 36 NW 7/143 Willington Viaduct G.V. II Railway viaduct. 1837-9 by John and Benjamin Green for Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company. Sandstone ashlar with iron arches and superstructure (added in 1869 when the original laminated wood construction was removed). 1,048 feet long; 82 feet high. 7 iron girder arches of spans varying from 115 to 128 feet. T-section iron lattices between arches and railway bed girders, which are also supported by masonry. Sloped copings to buttressed piers and abutments. Historical note: one of the earliest bridges constructed in Britain using the Wiebeking system of laminated timber; the present iron work resembles the wood original. Source: Tomlinson History of the North East Railwa 1914; 1967 reprint p.323.

Listing NGR: NZ3178166718

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Tomlinson, W W , The North Eastern Railway its rise and development, (1914)

National Grid Reference: NZ 31781 66718

Map

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