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Abbey Bridge over River Tees, Westwick

Description: Abbey Bridge over River Tees

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111676

OS Grid Reference: NZ0661314935
OS Grid Coordinates: 406613, 514935
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5297, -1.8993

Location: Egglestone Abbey, Durham DL12 9TN

Locality: Westwick
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9TN

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Listing Text

(North side)

6/87 Abbey Bridge,
over River Tees


Road bridge, 1773 for John Sawrey Morritt. Dressed stone except for some
rubble lower courses. Semicircular arch spans 23 metres and is flanked by
slightly-projecting giant piers. Embattled 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 have chamfered coping. North-west section ends in low circular
pier with domed cap. Two circular emplacements at southern end of parapet
are said to be the bases of former toll-houses.

Partly in Westwick parish.

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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