Passengers came ashore to enjoy the promenade walks, partake of the famous salmon and shrimp teas or ride up arnside knott by wagonette. A great feat of victorian ingenuity, the iconic pillars of arnsides viaduct have spanned the river kent for. Demolition of 51 rail bridges at arnside viaduct and refurbishment of the bridge. Steam train across arnside viaduct check out tripadvisor members 1,054 candid photos and videos. Arnside signal box, arnside 1412051 historic england. Media in category arnside viaduct the following 28 files are in this category, out of 28 total. In producing a book brimming with nostalgia, mr hindle hopes to bring a bygone age of steam rail travel to a new audience. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Historic aerial photographs of arnside village history a number of items arnside tower history countywide web sites. Arnside railway viaduct crossing the kent estuary postcard by peter pedley postcards no pp33 not posted 6 x 4 150mm x 100mm. Being described as one of the greatest engineering endeavors of all times, the millau viaduct proudly continues the rich history of viaducts from roman times to present day.
It is located on the estuary of the river kent on the northeastern corner of morecambe bay, within the arnside and silverdale area of outstanding natural beauty and is predominantly residential. It was the arrival of the crossfield families and their boathouse building businesses who were primarily responsible for the early growth of the village. The terrain is limestone crags with deciduous woodland and grassland, with salt marshes along the coast. Arnside viaduct arnside cumbria england stock photos. Here you will find the dismantled hincaster line, which makes a good coastal walk. Once at the cutting edge of civil engineering, the 1857 structure is now in need of a revamp. Welcome to arnside past, a website based on the research of the late dennis bradbury into the history of the cumbrian seaside village of arnside. The railway line opened in 1857, and the viaduct was rebuilt in 1915. More information on current events in south lakeland. Arnside trip planner plan your arnside vacation itinerary. Nov 21, 20 arnside signal box is sited just northeast of the station, just beyond the former junction with the hincaster branch which closed in 1971. The albion is a good choice with lovely views across the kent estuary from the waterfront pub. Since victorian times there has been a railway viaduct across the estuary.
Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book. It is located on the furness line from barrowinfurness to lancaster. Arnside is a place for the retired and for quiet family holidays. I went to arnside viaduct to capture the return working of the coastal explorer and to see again the magnificent gwr castle class 5043 earl of mount. Arnside railway station is a railway station that serves the village of arnside in cumbria, england. Arnside had a recorded population of 2,334, at the 2011 uk census.
Jan 01, 2011 work on the viaduct and tunnel 28 march until 17 april, buses barrow to grange, oxenholme and arnside, trains from arnside except sundays 3, 10, 17 april mornings when there is more work at carnforth, so buses all the way to preston. The main works were successfully delivered within a 16 week line closure. Viaduct history of bridges tunnels and bridges history. They connected the industrial port of barrow to urban centres further south slashing journey times. Trains arnside to manchester piccadilly cheap tickets. New book captures historic enjoyment of the cumbrian coast. Select an option below to see stepbystep directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in rome2rios travel planner. Arnside north west england the uk rivers guidebook. Head north from the hill and visit the pretty village of arnside for some refreshments after your walk.
The beautiful pier and port areas of the town offer stunning views across morecambe bay as well as providing an enduring reminder of arnsides illustrious history. Just north of the station is a viaduct crossing the river kent estuary. Governancethe village is in the electoral ward of arnside and beetham. Arnside lies on the estuary of the river kent and was a small port until the furness railway built the arnside viaduct in the mid19th century. As well as shipping iron ore from county durham, during world war one it played a vital role in the movement of munitions from barrow.
Sep 08, 2012 demolition of 51 rail bridges at arnside viaduct and refurbishment of the bridge. Work on the viaduct and tunnel 28 march until 17 april, buses barrow to grange, oxenholme and arnside, trains from arnside except sundays 3, 10, 17 april mornings when there is more work at carnforth, so buses all the way to preston. Arnside is a village and civil parish in cumbria, england. For small corrections to the list entry please see our minor amendments procedure the information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of. The village is also within the designated arnside and silverdale area of outstanding natural beauty aonb. The hincaster trailway group is a community based support group formed in 2008, working to develop the old branch line into a local resource to be maintained in perpetuity. There are a total of 50 piers, and the viaduct is 522 yards long. Sep 19, 2015 i went to arnside viaduct to capture the return working of the coastal explorer and to see again the magnificent gwr castle class 5043 earl of mount edgcumbe. Typically good surfing waves form, in or below the first, second and third arches. This rare aquatic phenomenon is one of the more accessible tidal bores in morecambe bay. Working on one line at a time, the railway tracks were removed to expose the viaduct decks, which were cut into sections, lifted out by special roadrail machines and taken away. Low limestone hills, marshy plains, and deciduous woodlands characterize the surrounding land, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
Kent estuary navigable up to storth, where there were wharves in early 19th century. This website and associated newspapers adhere to the independent press standards organisations editors code of practice. Arnside viaduct, a railway viaduct that crosses the kent estuary, near arnside in cumbria. Arnside was a tiny fishing village until it grew as a holiday destination in victorian times. Small stoppers can form, and on exceptionally good tides only once or twice in 20 visits you can get. Reconstruction of arnside viaduct network rail consulting.
This spring arnside viaduct is being revamped for the 21 st century. Arrange all the small, but important details of your arnside trip itinerary using our united kingdom trip maker app. The railway stretches the entire cumbrian west coast, from carnforth, across the arnside viaduct and through the furness peninsula up to millom and whitehaven. Arnside signal box is sited just northeast of the station, just beyond the former junction with the hincaster branch which closed in 1971. Its one of the smallest aonbs, just 29 square miles between the kent estuary, the river keer and the a6. The station is owned by network rail and is operated by northern who provide all passenger train services a short distance west of the station, the railway crosses the kent estuary on an impressive 50span viaduct that is. It faces the estuary of the river kent on the northeastern corner of morecambe bay, within the arnside and silverdale area of outstanding natural beauty. The hincaster branch was a singletrack railway branch line of the furness railway which ran from arnside on the furness main line to a junction with the lancaster and carlisle railway at hincaster. Historically it lay within westmorland, near the border with lancashire, and has a population of 2,301, increasing to 2,334 at the 2011 census.
Intermediate stations were provided at sandside and heversham, with the main engineering work being a substantial 26arch viaduct over the river bela near sandside. Find the perfect arnside viaduct arnside cumbria england stock photo. Some buses run via askam to connect with coast trains. Just beyond the signal box to the northeast, the line to barrow passes over the kent estuary via a 50 span viaduct. Connecting these two coastal communities with a walk and cycle way across the arnside viaduct is a project that has huge local support. Arnside railway station is located on the cumbrian coast line, giving connections to barrowinfurness, ulverston, grangeoversands, carnforth and lancaster.
Arnside and silverdale is an area of outstanding natural beauty in north west england on the border between lancashire and cumbria. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. This ward had a total population of 4,118 at the 2011 census. First appears as lanbdholder in arnside easter book 1844 1851. There are about 30 arches under the viaduct, of which the 3 or 4 on the arnside side produce the features that you can reach. The works comprised the renewal of the entire 51 span superstructure with prefabricated deck girder units each averaging 24 tonnes in weight, together with the replacement of the jointed track with continuous rails directly fastened to the deck and refurbishment of the abutments. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact ipso here. Arnside promenade history trail find out what you can from our promenade walk. Great to see pictures of arnside viaduct again, much understated but a brilliant looking and very long lived crossing of a treacherous piece of water. Arnside has a long history of sailing and regattas were held here in victorian times. There are 3 ways to get from arnside to ribblehead viaduct by train, taxi or car. This former fishing port has retained many of the features from its past. Arnside is a modest sized, unspoilt, holiday resort on the estuary where the river kent enters morecambe bay.
Hincaster trailway a safe place to walk, cycle, horse. During january 2011 network rail will be hosting a series of public dropin sessions, providing neighbours of the viaduct with the opportunity to talk to us about the essential improvement work being carried out. Arnside on vision of britain images and maps from portsmouth university on old cumbria gazetteer images of arnside historical buildings in this township ancient monuments introduction in this township. Requested items are received weekly and will be available to collect from the tuesday following your notification email. Arnside and grange are less than 4 miles apart, but the journey by road is over 20 miles.
Viaduct restaurant excellent ye olde fighting cocks. The railway line is carried over the river kent on a viaduct 552 yards 505 m long, with 50 piers. The viaduct martagon lily tree bumblebee the river kent estuary river kent estuary at low tide foxglove wildflowers and poppies bee bread scarlet ibis feather the book corner the piece hall hydrangea petunia kessock bridge old wooden boat common blue wreck the italian chapel the italian chapel altar and sanctuary screen wrecks and flowers st. Arnside to ribblehead viaduct 3 ways to travel via train. Denniss profusely illustrated 2012 revision of his book arnside, a guide and history is now available in two ebook formats. The viaduct at arnside was specially reinforced to take the weight of the bombladen trains and the route became known as the lifeline of britain. This revision will not be made available in printed format. A history of arnside arnside sits on the estuary of the kent river, where it meets morecambe bay near the lancashire border. The line opened was opened 1857 by the ulverston and lancaster railway, which was taken over by the furness railway 26 may 1862. Jan 27, 2011 a great feat of victorian ingenuity, the iconic pillars of arnside s viaduct have spanned the river kent for more than 150 years. Arnside online is the site detailing the beautiful seaside town of arnside, in the north of england. Arnside library link is an unstaffed library managed by a member of cumbria libraries staff who visits weekly.
The construction of the arnside viaduct to carry the furness railway over the kent estuary made the village even more accessible and led to a proliferation of guesthouses, many of which line the promenade today. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Tidal bore on the river kent at arnside may 2016 duration. The trailway will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the rich diversity of plants, insects and birdlife and, by encouraging safe public access. Arnside was a small hamlet of only a few farms, fishermens cottages and inns until around 1845. Arnside knott is a hill with a summit elevation of 159m, near arnside, cumbria, england.
Printable version the viaduct was built by the ulverston and lancaster railway in 1857. The town thrived on coastal trade well into the 19th century exporting woollen goods, leather, charcoal, gunpowder, limestone and timber, and importing coal, grain, spirits and exotic goods such as sugar and spices until the building of the arnside viaduct in 1857 effectively cut off seaborne trade for ever. The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our enriching the list project. Sometimes referred to as kent viaduct because it crosses part of the kent estuary in cumbria. The short pier is a reminder of arnsides past as is arnside tower which dates back to the 14th century. Recommended as a starter to other books or for those wishing to learn a little about two of britains and the worlds greats.96 107 1341 935 553 440 1252 1303 829 1436 17 1378 1500 1039 1144 315 1237 328 67 1413 144 290 83 1047 1336 818 1085 474 922 538 930 224 3 548 746 630 1165