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Balder Bridge, Hunderthwaite

Description: Balder Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111197

OS Grid Reference: NZ0091420031
OS Grid Coordinates: 400914, 520031
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5755, -1.9874

Location: B6277, Hunderthwaite, Durham DL12 9QS

Locality: Hunderthwaite
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9QS

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Listing Text

NZ 02 SW
11/35 Balder Bridge
12/1/67 (previously listed
in the Civil Parish
of Hunderthwaite)
Road bridge over the River Balder. Probably C15, rebuilt c.1681, upstream side
widened 1896, downstream parapet and upstream face partly rebuilt in 1983.
Sandstone ashlar with snecked and rock-faced rebuilt sections.

Roadway on 4 medieval ribs; 2 similar ribs added to upstream side in 1896.
Downstream face: depressed-pointed arch of 2 chamfered orders; band, with
chamfered soffit, raked to either side above arch; similarly raked, flat-coped
parapet. Upstream face has similar arch. Horizontal parapet, with raking end
sections, defined by band and flat coping; central corbelled refuge.

This bridge straddles the parishes of Cotherstone and Hunderthwaite.

E Jervoise. The Ancient Bridgesof The North of England, 1931 p 48.

Listing NGR: NZ0091420031

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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