DUTTON RAILWAY VIADUCT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1216523

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1986

Statutory Address: DUTTON RAILWAY VIADUCT, WEAVER NAVIGATION

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: DUTTON RAILWAY VIADUCT, WEAVER NAVIGATION

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

District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Acton Bridge

National Grid Reference: SJ5822476359

Details

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1139139. This entry was removed from the List on 15th March 2016. SJ 57 NE 1/8

ACTON BRIDGE C.P. WEAVER NAVIGATION

Dutton Railway Viaduct

II*

Railway viaduct: Completed 1836 by Joseph Locke and George Stephenson for the Grand Junction Railway Co. Rock faced red sandstone with ashlar dressings. 20 deep segmental arches of 40 voussoirs with dropped ashlar keystone on concavely battered piers of 16 cyclopean courses on plain plinths. Simple battered pilasters on each rectangular plinth on each outer cornice. Projecting copings. Cutwaters to the piers of 2 arches, now dry, to the River Weaver before re-alignment of the Weaver Navigation. 1960's steel pylons for electrification. Dutton viaduct is the longest on the Grand Junction Railway and an early example of a major railway viaduct, but more assured than the earliest, the Sankey Viaduct on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, by the same engineers 3 years earlier. It was completed at a cost of £54,440, the contractor being McIntosh of London. As no life was lost or serious injury incurred during construction, its completion was greeted by a civic celebration. Hewitt H J 1972 The Building of the Railways in Cheshire.



Listing NGR: SJ 58224 76359

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 401945

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hewitt, H J , The Building of the Railways in Cheshire, (1972)

End of official listing