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Chester New Bridge, Bournmoor

Description: Chester New Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109347

OS Grid Reference: NZ2844352286
OS Grid Coordinates: 428443, 552286
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8646, -1.5584

Location: Black Dr, Chester-le-Street, Durham DH3 4PX

Locality: Bournmoor
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH3 4PX

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

Listing Text

BOURNMOOR CHESTER ROAD
NZ 25 SE
(North side)
4/1 Chester New Bridge
II*

Single-track road bridge over the River Wear leading to south-west arched
gateway (q.v.) to Lambton Park. Probably C15; partly-rebuilt parapet. Dressed
stone.

Circa 45-metre span. Both faces similar. 4 pointed arches of 2 chamfered
orders; each arch on 5 chamfered ribs (some partly restored). Triangular-plan
cutwaters between arches (3 on each face); cutwaters have multi-chamfered
plinths, sloping tops and rise to parapet band. Slightly-projecting parapet
has restored coping and splayed north end walls. Large abutment with offsets
at north-west end.

This bridge straddles Chester-le-Street and the parish of Bournmoor.

(E. Jervoise, The Ancient Bridges of the North of England, 1973).


Listing NGR: NZ2844352286

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Source: English Heritage

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