Description: Wath Urn Bridge over Clow Beck
Date Listed: 29 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 322691
OS Grid Reference: NZ2146510422
OS Grid Coordinates: 421465, 510422
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4887, -1.6701
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MANFIELD B 6275
NZ 21 SW
4/52 Wath Urn Bridge over Clow
Bridge. Dated 1755, widened 1948. Downstream half: ashlar sandstone.
3 chamfered segmental arches with small triangular cutwaters, the bridge
ends widening in canted form. Between first and second arches a recessed
plaque with moulded frame and inscription "John Place 1755". Band.
Parapet. Slightly segmental-shaped coping to parapet. The bridge, on the
old Great North Road, was doubled in width by the North Riding of Yorkshire
County Council in 1948, using reinforced concrete arches, but the original
upstream parapet seems to have been reset in the new position, and contains
a commemorative inscription. The bridge was damaged by an explosion when a
lorry carring ammunition crashed on it during World War II, the bridge being
very narrow at the time. Partly in the Civil Parish of Aldbrough.
Listing NGR: NZ2146510422
Source: English Heritage
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