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Whorlton Bridge, Wycliffe with Thorpe

Description: Whorlton Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111133

OS Grid Reference: NZ1066714571
OS Grid Coordinates: 410667, 514571
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5263, -1.8367

Location: Whorlton, Durham DL12 8XF

Locality: Wycliffe with Thorpe
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 8XF

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Listing Text


8/81 Whorlton Bridge
II *

Suspension road bridge crossing the River Tees. 1829-31 by John and Benjamin
Green. Rock-faced sandstone piers; tooled-and-margined pylons; wood-planked
roadway deck; wrought-iron suspension chains and links. Single span of almost
53 metres. Rectangular-plan piers and pylons at north and south ends of-bridge
have slightly-battered profile. Piers rise from massive plinth to a double
blocking course. Upon these piers two piers rise to either side of roadway
and terminate, above a cornice, with a block through which the double suspension
chains pass. Roadway, 10 metres above river, has simple railings. North-east
and south-east ends of bridge terminated by squat octagonal-plan piers with
corniced caps.

Whorlton Bridge straddles the parishes of Whorlton and Wycliffe with Thorpe.

Listing NGR: NZ1066714571

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Source: English Heritage

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