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Whorlton Suspension Bridge, over the River Tees, Wycliffe with Thorpe

Description: Whorlton Suspension Bridge, over the River Tees

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111787

OS Grid Reference: NZ1066614563
OS Grid Coordinates: 410666, 514563
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5262, -1.8367

Location: Wycliffe, Durham DL12 8XF

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

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Whorlton suspension bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text


7/200 Whorlton Suspension
Bridge, over the
19.1.52 River Tees


Suspension road bridge, 1829-31 by John and Benjamin Green. Rock-faced piers,
tooled-and-margined stone pylons. Wood-planked roadway; wrought-iron
suspension chains and links. Single span of almost 53 metres. Battered
rectangular-plan piers rising from massive plinth to a double blocking
course. Each pier carries 2 battered corniced pylons, flanking roadway,
and supporting blocks through which the double suspension chains pass.
Roadway, 10 metres above river, has plain railings, continued to octagonal
end piers with corniced caps, except to north-west where railings join toll

Rare example of an unaltered early C19 suspension bridge.

Partly in Whorlton parish.

Listing NGR: NZ1066614563

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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