Viaducts & Tunnels

Settle to Carlisle

This is a guide to all the viaducts and tunnels that feature along the Settle-Carlisle rail line. These structures are a standing testament to the skill of the engineers, and the sheer grit of the labourers that constructed this line through one of the most challenging and hostile terrains in the North of England.

Tunnels on the Settle & Carlisle Railway

Tunnel Structure # Length in Yards Date Built
Stainforth (Taitlands) 20 120 Yards Unknown
Blea Moor 72 2629 Yards 1870-1875
Rise Hill 101 1213 Yards 1870-75
Moorcock 119 98 Yards 1871-74
Shotlock Hill 124 108 Yards 1871-75
Birkett 168 424 Yards 1871-74
Crosby Garrett 195 181 Yards 1873-75
Helm 223 571 Yards 1870-73
Culgaith 276 661 Yards 1870-73
Wastebank 277 164 Yards 1871-73
Lazonby 305 99 Yards 1871-1872
Baron Wood No.1 315 207 1870-73
Baron Wood No.2 315 251 Yards 1871-1873
Armathwaite 318 325 Yards 1870-71

Viaducts on the Settle & Carlisle Railway

Viaduct Height in Feet Length in Yards No. of Arches Date Built
Kirkgate 32 ft. high 52 yds. long 4 arches Unknown
Marshfield 45 ft. high 88 yds. long 6 arches 1871
Sheriff Brow 55 ft. high 58 yds. long 3 arches 1872
Little 25 ft. high 55 yds. long 3 arches 1872
Ribblehead 104 ft. high 440 yds. long 24 arches 1870-75
Dent Head 100 ft. high 199 yds. long 10 arches 1870-1875
Arten Gill 117 ft. high 220 yds. long 11 arches 1871-1875
Dandry Mire 50 ft. high 227 yds. long 12 arches 1873-1875
Lunds 63 ft. high 103 yds. long 5 arches 1874-1875
Ais Gill 75 ft. high 87 yds. long 4 arches 1871-1875
Smardale 131 ft. high 237 yds. long 12 arches 1870-1875
Crosby Garrett 55 ft. high 110 yds. long 6 arches 1871
Griseburn 74 ft. high 142 yds. long 7 arches 1873-1875
Ormside 90 ft. high 200 yds. long 10 arches 1870-1875
Long Marton 60 ft. high 108 yds. long 5 arches 1871-1874
Crowdundle 55 ft. high 86 yds. long 4 arches 1873-1873
Little Salkeld 60 ft. high 134 yds. long 7 arches 1874-1875
Long Meg 60 ft. high 137 yds. long 7 arches 1871-1875
Armathwaite 80 ft. high 176 yds. long 9 arches 1871-1874
Dry Beck 80 ft. high 139 yds. long 7 arches 1871-1874
High Stand Gill 60 ft. high 91 yds. long 4 arches 1871-1875

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