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placename:- Corby Bridge
other name:- Wetheral Viaduct
site name:- Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
site name:- Eden, River
locality:- Wetheral
parish Wetheral parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
railway viaduct; viaduct; footbridge
coordinates:- NY46865466
10Km square:- NY45

1Km square NY4654

Built by Francis Giles, civil engineer, 1834. 660 feet long, 100 feet high. The bridge incorporates a footbridge which had a toll of a halfpenny, later a penny, till 1956.
photograph

Corby Bridge -- Newcastle and Carlisle Railway -- Eden, River -- Wetheral -- Wetheral -- Cumbria / -- 11.3.2009
photograph

Corby Bridge -- Newcastle and Carlisle Railway -- Eden, River -- Wetheral -- Wetheral -- Cumbria / -- 11.3.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 24 6)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Corby Bridge
railway bridge
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 120:-
... the magnificent bridge for the Railway greatly enriches the prospect, extending from cliff to cliff; the river rolls away under five lofty arches, eighty feet in span, and ninety feet above its surface. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:-
thumbnail PR1057, button to large image
Print, Corby Viaduct, built for the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway 1834, by George Larmer, Carlisle, Cumberland.
In a scrapbook album.
person:- railway : Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
date:-
period:-

old print:-
thumbnail PR1066, button to large image
Print, Wetheral Bridge, Corby Bridge, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, Wetheral, Cumberland, by J W Carmichael, 1837.
In a scrapbook album.
person:- railway : Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
date:- 1837
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, Corby Viaduct, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, Wetheral, Cumberland, by J W Carmichael, 1837.
In a scrapbook album.
person:- railway : Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
date:- 1837
period:- 19th century, early

old painting:-
thumbnail PR0890, button to large image
Painting, watercolour, Wetheral Viaduct from Wetheral Mill, Corby Bridge on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, Wetheral, Cumberland, by Matthew Ellis Nutter, about 1835.
The composition is dominated by the viaduct which towers above the scene; to right of foreground a man leads a horse along the wide path running alongside the river Eden; two children playing at the water's edge watch him as he approaches. A wooded hillside descends to the water's edge on the far bank of the river.
inscription on reverse (now covered by backboard) reads The Viaduct at Corby for the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
inscribed at reverse:-
The Viaduct at Corby for the Newcastle and Carlisle Railroad
date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
thumbnail PR1006, button to large image
Drawing, Wetheral Bridge Looking South, River Eden, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, Corby Bridge, Wetheral, Cumberland, by John Wilson Carmichael, 1835.
Summertime; view of viaduct seen from the right hand bank of the River Eden. A small wooden building stands beside the water. Wooded banks rise on either side.
Carmichael executed 22 pencil drawings of the construction of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway at the suggestion of the Rail Company.
numbered & inscribed & initialled & dated at bottom left:-
No 7 Wetheral Bridge looking South River Eden JWC 1835

placename:- Wetheral Bridge
person:- railway : Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Wetheral Bridge Looking North, River Eden, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, Corby Bridge, Wetheral, Cumberland, by John Wilson Carmichael, 1835.
Summertime; view of viaduct seen from the River Eden. Wooded banks rise on either side.
Carmichael executed 22 pencil drawings of the construction of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway at the suggestion of the Rail Company.
numbered & inscribed & initialled & dated at bottom left:-
No 8 Wetheral Bridge looking North River Eden JWC 1835

placename:- Wetheral Bridge
person:- railway : Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
thumbnail PR1008, button to large image
Drawing, Wetheral Bridge Looking South West, River Eden, Newcatsle and Carlisle Railway, Corby Bridge, Wetheral, Cumberland, by John Wilson Carmichael, 1835.
Summertime; view of viaduct seen from the left hand bank of the River Eden. A whitewashed house nestles beneath the first arch. Wetheral village and church lie in the distance.
Carmichael executed 22 pencil drawings of the construction of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway at the suggestion of the Rail Company.
numbered & initialled & dated & inscribed at bottom left:-
No 9. JWC 1835 Wetheral Bridge looking S W River Eden

placename:- Wetheral Bridge
person:- railway : Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
thumbnail PR1009, button to large image
Drawing, Wetheral Bridge Across the River Eden, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, Corby Bridge, Wetheral, Cumberland, by John Wilson Carmichael, 1835.
Summertime; view of viaduct seen from the right hand bank of the River Eden. A whitewashed house nestles amongst the trees on the riverbank; a distant figure approaches along its path. To right of foreground stands a gardener? his lunch laid on the ground nearby, working with an implement beside the water's edge. Swallows skim the surfce of the water.
Carmichael executed 22 pencil drawings of the construction of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway at the suggestion of the Rail Company.
inscribed & initialled & dated & numbered at bottom right:-
Wetheral Bridge across the River Eden JWC 1835 No 10

placename:- Wetheral Bridge
person:- railway : Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, The Viaduct over the River Eden at Wetheral, Corby Bridge, Wetheral, Cumberland, drawn by by Matthew Ellis Nutter, engraved by Andrew Picken, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1835.
To right of foreground a farmhand wearing a smock drives cattle and sheep along the wide path running alongside the river Eden. Behind him a man loads a cart with sacks from a small mill in middle distance. Wetheral Viaduct runs horizontally across centre of composition, a train crossing it from left to right. A wooded hillside descends to the water's edge on the far bank of the river.
inscribed at bottom left on print:-
Drawn from Nature by M.E. Nutter.
printed at bottom centre:-
THE VIADUCT OVER THE RIVER EDEN AT WETHERAL. Designed by Mr Francis Giles, Civil Engineer, and Built by Mr W.S. Denton, for the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Company Length 60.0 feet, Height 100 feet. - Finished in the Year 1835. Carlisle, Published by Charles Thurnam, 1835. Printed by Day and Haghe, London.
inscribed at bottom right on print:-
On Zinc by A. Picken.
person:- railway : Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
CORBY BRIDGE / / / WETHERAL / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 77758 / NY4686454660
courtesy of English Heritage
Corby Bridge, so named on O.S. maps, but locally known as Wetheral Viaduct. Begun 1830, completed 1834, by Francis Giles and built by William S. Denton for the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway Company. Entirely of red sandstone: facing stones from Newbiggin Quarry near Carlisle and rubble infill from Wetheral and Corby Beck Quarries. Cast iron footbridge with wooden plank walkway, added at parapet level to the north face in 1851: P. Tate engineer and C.D. Richardson, contractor. 2 piers in river bed and 2 on either bank, giving 5 semicircular arches of 27 metre spans, formed of large blocks of dressed stone with channelled joints and voussoirs: parapet of 1 1/2 metres height, giving a total height from the summer level of the river of 33 metres: width to give double track and a total length of 280 metres. A major and early railway viaduct, forming an important landscape feature in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Includes a footbridge with cast inscribed plate at the east end: foundation stones built into either side of the parapet at the west end and centrally placed stone inscribed with the engineer and builder: N.E.R. gas lamp bracket at west end (lamp missing) and central bracket (lamp missing) to light footbridge: also railings on parapet of south side.

placename:- Corby Bridge
district:- Carlisle
listed building
coordinates:- NY46865466
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Corby Bridge -- Newcastle and Carlisle Railway -- Eden, River -- Wetheral -- Wetheral -- Cumbria / -- 19.8.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Corby Bridge -- Newcastle and Carlisle Railway -- Eden, River -- Wetheral -- Wetheral -- Cumbria / -- 19.8.2006 -- Inscription, SW parapet end:- -- 'IN TESTIMONY / OF RESPECT FOR THEIR LATE COLLEAGUE / HENRY HOWARD OF CORBY ESQR. / WHO ON THE XXV MARCH MDCCCXXX / LAID THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THIS BRIDGE / THE DIRECTORS OF THE RAILWAY'
tiny photograph, 
button to large Corby Bridge -- Newcastle and Carlisle Railway -- Eden, River -- Wetheral -- Wetheral -- Cumbria / -- Inscription, NW parapet end; the same in Latin? -- 19.8.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Corby Bridge -- Newcastle and Carlisle Railway -- Eden, River -- Wetheral -- Wetheral -- Cumbria / -- 19.8.2006

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