New Bridge, Birstwith
Description: New Bridge
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 331149
OS Grid Reference: SE2357360293
OS Grid Coordinates: 423573, 460293
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0381, -1.6415
Location: Darley Road, Birstwith, North Yorkshire HG3 2PN
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BIRSTWITH DARLEY ROAD
SE 26 SW (north side, off)
9/21 New Bridge
Bridge over River Nidd. 1822, possibly reusing earlier materials. Coursed
squared gritstone, of sandy texture on north-west (upstream) side and harder
greyer stone on south-east; paved with river cobbles. A single high round
arch carries the 2-metre wide causeway over a span of approximately 20
metres. Voussoirs and projecting band, rounded parapet coping; the parapet
terminates in square bollards with pyramidal caps. At each end the width of
the path is narrowed by a pair of stone bollards approximately
60 centimetres high, rounded and with grooved surfaces. 2 iron loops are
built into the parapet outer surface on the upstream side. A stone stile is
built into the parapet wall, south-west end. The bridge stands on the pack-
horse track from Otley to Ripon. The earlier single-span bridge which stood
about 25 yards upstream was demolished in 1822; it is likely that this
bridge has reused stone from it and is of a similar style. A Scheduled
Ancient Monument. H Speight, Nidderdale, 1894, p 398.
Listing NGR: SE2357360293
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