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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: 1120726



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Framwellgate Moor

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Jan-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110008

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BELMONT RIVER WEAR NZ 24 SE 6/18 Belmont Viaduct


Railway viaduct. 1856 for Auckland branch of North Eastern Railway. Builder Cail of Newcastle. Speech by Cail gives'Mr. Hodgson' as the engineer for the branch. Rock-faced sandstone, some from Rudchester, and brick, with ashlar dressings and cast-iron tie-rods. 130 ft. high; 8 segmental arches, on tapered piers with impost bands, have stepped voussoirs and brick soffits. 3 tallest arches, 2 in river and one on east shore, have apsidal cutwaters. Low wall in same materials in southernmost arch; corresponding arch on north not inspected. 4 tallest arches have elliptical cast iron tie-ends above voussoirs, with star-shaped ribs. Bull-nosed parapet on top cornice continues round paired wide pilasters at each end, with low pyramidal coping. An important landscape feature. Source: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne,Vol.1, No. 18, for 1856; Newcastle 1915 reprint of Gateshead 1858, p.137.

Listing NGR: NZ2976444969

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle' in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, , Vol. 1, (1856)

National Grid Reference: NZ 29764 44969


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