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Description: Grassington Bridge
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324787
OS Grid Reference: SD9980663857
OS Grid Coordinates: 399806, 463857
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0707, -2.0044
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GRASSINGTON STATION ROAD
9/35 Grassington Bridge
also known as
Bridge over the River Wharfe. C17 origin, widened in 1780, parapet and road
surface rebuilt 1824. Coursed squared gritstone and ashlar. Overall
length approximately 50 metres. 4 segmental arches with recessed voussoirs
and pointed cutwaters which are carried up as pilasters which interrupt the
string course and projecting band at road level. Slightly ridged parapet
coping. In 1598 - 1602 the bridge was ruinous and oak trees were used to
repair it; after rebuilding it was repaired in 1661 and widened on the
upstream side fron 10 feet to 24 feet in 1780. The downstream parapet was
probably also rebuilt but the bridge had a hump-back profile until 1824/5
when it was substantially rebuilt. The later alterations were no doubt
made necessary by the large numbers of pack-horses fron the lead mines
which crossed the river here on the route to Skipton and Gargrave. Spans
the boundary with Threshfield parish. E, Jervoise, The Ancient Bridges of
the North of England, 1973, p94. S. Brooks, History of Grassington, 1979,
Listing NGR: SD9980663857
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Source: English Heritage
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