Description: Catterick Bridge
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322065
OS Grid Reference: SE2273099369
OS Grid Coordinates: 422730, 499369
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3893, -1.6515
BROMPTON-ON-SWALE A 6136
SE 29 NW
8/2 Catterick Bridge
4/2/69 (Formerly listed in the
Parish of Brough)
Bridge. 1422, probably rebuilt 1565-90, much repaired C17, widened 1792.
Older bridge for William de Burgh of Brough Hall, widening by John Carr of
York. Sandstone ashlar. 4 arches separated by triangular cutwaters with
hollow-chamfered tops sweeping up to canted pedestrian retreats. Band.
Parapets with triangular coping terminating in circular bollards, the
downstream parapet curving outwards in plan. Older bridge on upstream side:
central 2 arches of 2 slightly-pointed chamfered orders, outer arches
semicircular and faced with C18 stonework. Undersides of earlier arches
bear masons' marks. The Carr bridge on downstream side: 3 semicircular
arches and 1 segmental arch, with torus archivolts. Small barrel-vaulted
chamber in spandrel adjacent to southernmost arch on downstream side. The
contract for building the bridge survives in the County Record Office.
There was a chantry chapel, dedicated to St Anne, founded in 1505, on the
south-east side of the medieval bridge. Part of downstream parapet
dismantled at time of resurvey. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Partly
in the parish of Brough with St Giles. E Jervoise, Ancient Bridges of The
North of England, (1931), p 87; York Georgian Society, The Works in.
Architecture of John Carr (1973), p 6; VCH i, p 301.
Listing NGR: SE2273099369
Source: English Heritage
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