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Description: Footbridge Across Riding Mill Burn 40 Metres North of St. James' Church*
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240436
OS Grid Reference: NZ0184561358
OS Grid Coordinates: 401845, 561358
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9469, -1.9727
BROOMHAUGH AND RIDING BROOMHAUGH/RIDING MILL
22/69 Footbridge across
Riding Mill Burn
40 metres north of
St. James' Church
Packhorse Bridge, probably C17 but incorporating earlier fabric. Roughly
squared stone with tooled stone parapet. Single segmental arch, chamfered
parapet of large blocks clamped together. The more widely splayed south
abutment has a drain with a stone spout on the west.
Known locally as the 'Roman Bridge', and sited on the line of Dere Street.
The arch and north abutment may be C17 (1603 : OS record card) with parapet
rebuilt in C18 or C19, but the south abutment incorporates at least 2 phases
of medieval or earlier masonry.
Listing NGR: NZ0184561358
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Source: English Heritage
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