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Greta Bridge, Rokeby

Description: Greta Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111674

OS Grid Reference: NZ0861113168
OS Grid Coordinates: 408611, 513168
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5137, -1.8685

Locality: Rokeby
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9SE

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

Listing Text


14/85 Greta Bridge



Bridge, 1773 by John Carr for John Sawry Morritt. Tooled-and-margined ashlar;
smooth ashlar dressings. Semicircular arch c.24 metres wide, with moulded
arch ring and paterae in spandrels, flanked by broad pilasters holding domed
niches with moulded sills and aprons. Band below parapet with arched coping
blocks linked by iron ties, the centre section with 5 lengths of turned
balustrade; wing walls splay out to round end piers with domed tops. Round-
arched cow creep beneath western abutment.

An elegant bridge built at a cost of £850, replacing one reputed to be of
Roman origin; Greta Bridge has been the subject of paintings by Cotman,
Girtin, and many others.

Partly in Rokeby parish.

Listing NGR: NZ0861113168

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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