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Balder Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cotherstone, County Durham

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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

NZ 02 SW
11/35 Balder Bridge
12/1/67 (previously listed
in the Civil Parish
of Hunderthwaite)
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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