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Abbey Bridge, Westwick

Description: Abbey Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111115

OS Grid Reference: NZ0661814943
OS Grid Coordinates: 406618, 514943
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5297, -1.8992

Location: Westwick, Durham DL12 8UL

Locality: Westwick
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 8UL

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Listing Text


7/40 Abbey Bridge

Road bridge crossing the River Tees. 1773 for John Sawrey Morritt. Mainly
dressed sandstone with some rubble lower courses. Semicircular arch with
dressed voussoirs spans 23 metres and is flanked by slightly-projecting giant-
piers. Battlemented parapet, above chamfered band, breaks forward over piers
to form pedestrian refuges. Paired water-spouts project from base of parapet
at north and south ends of bridge. Merlons and embrasures of parapet have
chamfered coping. North-west section of parapet terminated by low circular-
plan pier with hemispherical cap. Two circular emplacements at southern end
of parapet said to be bases of former toll-houses.

Abbey Bridge straddles the parishes of Westwick and Egglestone Abbey.

Listing NGR: NZ0661614939

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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