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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: 1216523



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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityActon Bridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 401945

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ACTON BRIDGE C.P. WEAVER NAVIGATION SJ 57 NE 1/8 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. Part of the viaduct is in Dutton parish.

Listing NGR: SJ5871775505

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SJ 58717 75505


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