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Hawes Bridge over the River Kent

A Grade II Listed Building in Natland, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.295 / 54°17'42"N

Longitude: -2.7519 / 2°45'7"W

OS Eastings: 351155

OS Northings: 489081

OS Grid: SD511890

Mapcode National: GBR 9L7S.04

Mapcode Global: WH832.P9RQ

Entry Name: Hawes Bridge over the River Kent

Listing Date: 22 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75280

Location: Helsington, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA8

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Natland

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Natland St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1137656. This entry was removed from the List on 12 January 2017.

SD 58 NW
4/7

HELSINGTON

Hawes Bridge over the River Kent

II

Bridge probably C18. Limestone rubble with rough dressed limestone copings to
parapet. Large triangular cut water between arches on upstream side. Curved in
Plan. 2 arches carry single carriageway road over small river gorge in
limestone. Forms part of most attractive setting. Local legend has it that the
body of Sir Charles de Leyburne of Cunswick Hall (Underbarrow and Bradleyfield
Parish) was washed up here after being murdered and thrown into the river by his
son Roger, who wished to come into his inheritance so he could marry. Roger
said to have committed suicide when the body was found and his ghost haunts-
Cunswick Scar.


Listing NGR: SD 51155 89081

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