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Causey Burn Culvert


This 80m long culvert, arch, embankment and retaining walls were built in 1717 to carry Tanfield wagonway over Causey Burn. It is said to be the first railway embankment and therefore first use of culverting for railway. The arch is dated 1717 and was built for Mr. Wortley and Col. Liddell, and pre-dates the nearby Causey Arch. The culvert, arch and walls are Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Causey Historic Buildings and Monuments in Stanley 1717 Grade I Listed
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Causey Burn Culvert

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CULVERT, ARCH AND RETAINING WALLS, IN WEST FACE OF EMBANKMENT OVER CAUSEY BURN - List Entry
- "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 ...

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List grade: 1
List number: 1260837
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NZ2038356055

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