British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Borough Bridge, Boroughbridge

Description: Borough Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 330281

OS Grid Reference: SE3963366996
OS Grid Coordinates: 439633, 466996
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0973, -1.3955

Location: B6265, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire YO51 9LB

Locality: Boroughbridge
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO51 9LB

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

5/15 Borough Bridge


Bridge. Sandstone ashlar. There was a bridge at this point over the River Ure by
C12. It was timber at the time of the Battle of Boroughbridge 1322 but had been
rebuilt in stone by mid C16. Constantly repaired throughout the C17-C18, it was
widened to nearly twice its original width in 1785 to the designs of John Carr for
the sum of £420. The further widening of 1969 left intact the 3 arches, the outer
two of which are slightly pointed, each having 5 wide ribs, and the lower part of the
chamfered cutwaters to the east side. The semi-circular cutwaters to the west appear
to have been totally rebuilt. The stone east parapet may have been reused in the
1969 widening.
Jervoise, E, The Ancient Bridges of the North of England 1931 p82 York Georgian
Society, The Works in Architecture of John Carr, 1973 p3

Listing NGR: SE3963366996

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.