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Pierce Bridge, Cliffe

Description: Pierce Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 322654

OS Grid Reference: NZ2108215554
OS Grid Coordinates: 421082, 515554
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5348, -1.6757

Location: B6275, Piercebridge, Darlington DL2 3SF

Locality: Cliffe
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3SF

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There is also a scheduled monument, Piercebridge Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

NZ 21 NW
2/15 Pierce Bridge
(formerly listed as
Pierce Bridge (that half
19.12.51 in Croft R D))


Bridge over River Tees. Early C16, repaired 1673, widened 1789. Ashlar and
coursed rubble sandstone. 3 arches. Upstream side: coursed rubble; outer 2
arches of early C16 date, of 3 pointed orders, the northernmost arch with
asymmetrical additional arch extending the abutment to improve the road
gradient; central arch of 1673, of 3 semicircular orders; triangular
cutwaters; C18 parapet rising from band with segmental coping, terminating
in circular bollards. Downstream side: of 1789; ashlar; segmental arches
with archivolts; triangular cutwaters between arches, pilaster buttress to
north of northernmost arch; parapet rising from band, with segmental coping,
terminating in circular bollards, the south parapet continuing round almost
to the George Hotel (qv). Pedestrian retreats above cutwaters are of canted
internal plan; the central ones on both sides have recessed panels with
illegible inscriptions, and similar panel in southernmost downstream
retreat; in centre of downstream parapet, 2 recessed panels marking boundary
between County Durham and Yorkshire, the northern one with inscription
"Co.D." just legible. Partly in the Civil Parish of Piercebridge.
E Jervoise, Ancient Bridges of the North of England, (1931), p 53.

Listing NGR: NZ2108215554

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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