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New Bridge, Ripon

Description: New Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 October 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 330017

OS Grid Reference: SE3143170955
OS Grid Coordinates: 431431, 470955
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1335, -1.5205

Locality: Ripon
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 1QW

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Listing Text

5/161 (west side)
New Bridge


1811. Sandstone ashlar: vermiculated. Three segmental spans. Cutwaters with shaped
buttresses above them. Keystones. Band. Coped parapet, with terminal piers of
cylindrical shape.

The New Bridge was built to replace the former Archer Bridge, a chain bridge which
spanned the Skell from a point between Thorpe Prebend House (qv) and St Anne's
Hospital (qv) in High St Agnes Gate. As the latter was only a footbridge, the
principal vehicular exit southward from the town must have been either over Bondgate
Bridge (qv) or by the ford further downstream. The latter corresponds to the alleged
siting of the Anglo-Saxon and mediaeval ford, east of the Collegiate Church, and, with
the route leading up St Mary's Gate to the North Bridge over the Ure, formed the
principal north-south axis of such a site.

Listing NGR: SE3143170955

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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