Description: The Old Bridge over the Hebden Water
Date Listed: 19 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 403646
OS Grid Reference: SD9921727294
OS Grid Coordinates: 399217, 427294
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7420, -2.0133
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, The old bridge over the Hebden Water at Hebden Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
SD 9927 HEBDEN ROYD C.P. BRIDGE GATE,
5/47 The Old Bridge over the
Hebden Water (formerly
19.7.63 listed as Old Hebden Bridge)
Packhorse bridge, c.1510. Has plaques recording repairs of 1600, 1602 and 1657.
The parapet repaired in 1845 and raised in 1890. Large dressed stone. 3
segmental arches the voussoirs chamfered with 2 pointed breakwaters rising the
full height of the parapet to the south west. Similar to north east but one is
capped off at keystone level where a wall abuts. Three inscribed date plaques:
REPAYRED: BY TH
E.RIDINGE: BY ORD REPAIRED BY HELP OF
ER: OF SESSIONS
(B) Y GVST : 1657 RICHARD : NALER
REPAIRED BY HELP OF
JOHN : GREENMOOD
The land arch to the east bank originally served the tail-goit of Bridge Mill
(q.v.), once the XnnoriaJ Corn Mill. Scheduled Ancient Monument.Calder Civic
Trust, Hebden Bridge Trail (Bolton, no date), p.5. D. Thomas, The Old Bridge,
Hebden Bridge Lit. & Sci. Soc., Local History Booklets Vol. 3, (Hebden Bridge,
1982), p.3. N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (1967), p.260.
Listing NGR: SD9921727294
Source: English Heritage
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