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Balder Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hunderthwaite, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5755 / 54°34'31"N

Longitude: -1.9874 / 1°59'14"W

OS Eastings: 400914

OS Northings: 520031

OS Grid: NZ009200

Mapcode National: GBR GHKJ.JL

Mapcode Global: WHB4C.F8W6

Entry Name: Balder Bridge

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 17 June 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121041

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111197

Location: Cotherstone, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Hunderthwaite

Built-Up Area: Cotherstone

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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Listing Text

COTHERSTONE B 6277
NZ 02 SW
11/35 Balder Bridge
12/1/67 (previously listed
in the Civil Parish
of Hunderthwaite)
II*
Road bridge over the River Balder. Probably C15, rebuilt c.1681, upstream side
widened 1896, downstream parapet and upstream face partly rebuilt in 1983.
Sandstone ashlar with snecked and rock-faced rebuilt sections.

Roadway on 4 medieval ribs; 2 similar ribs added to upstream side in 1896.
Downstream face: depressed-pointed arch of 2 chamfered orders; band, with
chamfered soffit, raked to either side above arch; similarly raked, flat-coped
parapet. Upstream face has similar arch. Horizontal parapet, with raking end
sections, defined by band and flat coping; central corbelled refuge.

This bridge straddles the parishes of Cotherstone and Hunderthwaite.

E Jervoise. The Ancient Bridgesof The North of England, 1931 p 48.


Listing NGR: NZ0091420031

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