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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.

Name: CULVERT, ARCH AND RETAINING WALLS, IN WEST FACE OF EMBANKMENT OVER CAUSEY BURN

List entry Number: 1260837

Location

CULVERT, ARCH AND RETAINING WALLS, IN WEST FACE OF EMBANKMENT OVER CAUSEY BURN, CAUSEY ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityStanley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Jan-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 439364

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History

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Details

NZ 25 NW STANLEY CAUSEY ROAD (West side, off) 3/161 Culvert, arch and retaining walls, in west face of embankment over Causey Burn GV I Culvert, arch and retaining walls. Dated 1717; for Mr. Wortley and Col.Liddell. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. Part of the engineering works necessary for the Tanfield wagonway, as is the Causey Arch at the south end of the embankment. Funnelled retaining walls about 80 metres long and 2 metres high lead to portal arch which has voussoirs below stepped retaining wall. Top course of first step of wall has rough inscription '1717' and initials probably C.T., partly obscured by moss. Since Causey Arch is said to be the first railway bridge in the world, so this is said to be the first railway embankment and therefore first railway use of culverting. These works were described by Stukeley in 1725. Graded for historical interest. Sources: T.J.M. Lewis, Early Wooden Railways, 1970 p. 150. W.W. Tomlinson, North Eastern Railway, 1914, second ed. K. Hoole, Newton Abbott 1967, p.9.

Listing NGR: NZ2038356055

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Lewis, T J M - Title: Early Wooden Railways - Date: 1970 - Page References: 150
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Tomlinson, W W - Title: History of the North Eastern Railway - Date: 1967 - Page References: 9

National Grid Reference: NZ 20383 56055

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