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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.


List entry Number: 1087690



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

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wetheral

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Apr-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 77758

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14/177 Corby Bridge 1. 4.57. I

Corby Bridge, so named on O.S. maps, but locally known as Wetheral Viaduct. Begun 1830, completed 1834, by Francis Giles and built by William S. Denton for the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway Company. Entirely of red sandstone: facing stones from Newbiggin Quarry near Carlisle and rubble infill from Wetheral and Corby Beck Quarries. Cast iron footbridge with wooden plank walkway, added at parapet level to the north face in 1851: P. Tate engineer and C.D. Richardson, contractor. 2 piers in river bed and 2 on either bank, giving 5 semicircular arches of 27 metre spans, formed of large blocks of dressed stone with channelled joints and voussoirs: parapet of 1½ metres height, giving a total height from the summer level of the river of 33 metres: width to give double track and a total length of 280 metres. A major and early railway viaduct, forming an important landscape feature in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Includes a footbridge with cast inscribed plate at the east end: foundation stones built into either side of the parapet at the west end and centrally placed stone inscribed with the engineer and builder: N.E.R. gas lamp bracket at west end (lamp missing) and central bracket (lamp missing) to light footbridge: also railings on parapet of south side.

Listing NGR: NY4686454660

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National Grid Reference: NY 46864 54660


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