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Piercebridge Bridge, Cliffe

Description: Piercebridge Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110880

OS Grid Reference: NZ2108015559
OS Grid Coordinates: 421080, 515559
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5349, -1.6757

Location: B6275, Piercebridge, Darlington DL2 3SF

Locality: Cliffe
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3SF

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Listing Text

17/151 Piercebridge Bridge
Road bridge over River Tees. Early C16, widened on downstream side in 1781
(plaque dated 1673 no longer legible). Dressed and ashlar sandstone.
Upstream side: 3 wide arches of 2 stepped orders. Segmental central arch and
slightly-pointed flanking arches. Stepped triangular-plan cutwaters, flanking
central arch, rise to form pedestrian refuges. Parapet, slightly-raked either
side of centre, has band at road level and chamfered coping. Segmental
relieving arch supports parapet at north end.
Downstream face: similar cutwaters flanking central arch; arches are segmental
with roll-moulded arch bands.
Splayed north end walls and curving south end walls; cylindrical end piers.
This bridge straddles the parishes of Piercebridge and Cliffe, North Yorkshire.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(E. Jervoise, The Ancient Bridges of the North of England, 1973).

Listing NGR: NZ2108015559

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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