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Description: Elvet Bridge
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110443
OS Grid Reference: NZ2753642424
OS Grid Coordinates: 427536, 542424
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7760, -1.5734
This building is also a scheduled monument.
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE RIVER WEAR
NZ 2742 SE
15/388 Elvet Bridge
Bridge. Early C13 incorporating one arch of late C12 work. Central 3 arches
renewed after 1771 flood; north side (upstream) doubled in width in 1804-5.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. 7 river arches, 2 land arches
on west and one on east. East arch stepped southwards is round and chamfered;
other south arches are double-chamfered and 2-centred, with 5 ribs of which
the outer is chamfered; northern extension has cutwaters alternately sloping-
topped and hipped, flanking 2-centred arches. Hipped south cutwaters. Band at
road bed level; parapet with low rounded coping; stone steps alongside on north
side at west end. 2 west land arches are beneath present road; the easternmost
of them adapted as house of correction in 1632 has iron grilles over boarded
doors. South-east arch surpported medieval chapel of St. Andrew, of which part
may survive under No. 97 Elvet Bridge (q.v.).
A scheduled ancient monument.
Listing NGR: NZ2753642424
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Source: English Heritage
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