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Elvet Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Elvet and Gilesgate, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.776 / 54°46'33"N

Longitude: -1.5734 / 1°34'24"W

OS Eastings: 427536

OS Northings: 542424

OS Grid: NZ275424

Mapcode National: GBR KFG6.4Q

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S6XZ

Entry Name: Elvet Bridge

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121355

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110443

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Elvet and Gilesgate

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE RIVER WEAR
NZ 2742 SE
15/388 Elvet Bridge
6/5/52
GV I

Bridge. Early C13 incorporating one arch of late C12 work. Central 3 arches
renewed after 1771 flood; north side (upstream) doubled in width in 1804-5.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. 7 river arches, 2 land arches
on west and one on east. East arch stepped southwards is round and chamfered;
other south arches are double-chamfered and 2-centred, with 5 ribs of which
the outer is chamfered; northern extension has cutwaters alternately sloping-
topped and hipped, flanking 2-centred arches. Hipped south cutwaters. Band at
road bed level; parapet with low rounded coping; stone steps alongside on north
side at west end. 2 west land arches are beneath present road; the easternmost
of them adapted as house of correction in 1632 has iron grilles over boarded
doors. South-east arch surpported medieval chapel of St. Andrew, of which part
may survive under No. 97 Elvet Bridge (q.v.).

A scheduled ancient monument.


Listing NGR: NZ2753642424

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