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Bridge over River Derwent (Tyne and Wear Bridge Number 761), Swalwell

Description: Bridge over River Derwent (Tyne and Wear Bridge Number 761)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303785

OS Grid Reference: NZ1979462322
OS Grid Coordinates: 419794, 562322
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9552, -1.6924

Location: B6317, Blaydon, Gateshead NE16 3BN

Locality: Swalwell
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE16 3BN

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Listing Text

(north side, off)
4/18 Swalwell

- Bridge over River Derwent.
(Tyne & Wear Bridge No 761)


Road bridge. 1779 for Gateshead - Hexham Turnpike. Coursed squared sandstone.
Rusticated voussoirs to 3 arches, the central one larger; bands to 2 pointed
cut-waters, incurved above to canted refuges having 3 large panels in raised
surrounds; similar bands and panelling to abutments. Corbel table to band at
high-centred road bed level; round-coped parapet. 4 square piers at parapet
ends have high curved coping on band. Sources Newcastle Courant 8 June, 1776
and 4 July 1778.

Listing NGR: NZ1979462322

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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