WILLINGTON VIADUCT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1025323
Date first listed:
19-Feb-1986
Statutory Address:
WILLINGTON VIADUCT, A 187

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Location

Statutory Address:
WILLINGTON VIADUCT, A 187

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

District:
North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 31781 66718

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
303391
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 03 Mar 2001
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