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Eamont Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Penrith, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6516 / 54°39'5"N

Longitude: -2.742 / 2°44'31"W

OS Eastings: 352219

OS Northings: 528752

OS Grid: NY522287

Mapcode National: GBR 9G9N.49

Mapcode Global: WH81B.VBGV

Entry Name: Eamont Bridge

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72755

Location: Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Penrith

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Penrith St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 52 NW
A6

1000/5/210
Eamont Bridge

24.04.1951
I


Road bridge over the River Eamont crossing the old county boundary between Cumberland and Westmorland. Probably C15 widened 1875. Dressed grey sandstone with alterations of dressed red sandstone. Narrow slightly humped-back bridge of 3 segmental arches, the soffits originally supported by 4 ribs but with widening now 6; recessed voussoirs, supported on 2 splayed cutwaters continued up to form pedestrian refuges with solid parapets. When widened on the down stream side care was taken to use much of the old stonework. Parapet partly rebuilt in red sandstone. One of the oldest bridges still in daily use in the county. RCHM, Westmorland, 1936 p.250, which says it was rebuilt in C16, but there is no evidence of this and the bridge with its later alterations appears to be as constructed. This bridge lies partly in Yanwath and Eamont Bridge C.P. Bibliography 3728 Inventory Of Westmorland (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England), 1936, Page(s) 250.

Listing NGR: NY5221928752

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