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Kildwick Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Kildwick, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9075 / 53°54'26"N

Longitude: -1.9845 / 1°59'4"W

OS Eastings: 401115

OS Northings: 445699

OS Grid: SE011456

Mapcode National: GBR GRL8.51

Mapcode Global: WHB7N.H17T

Entry Name: Kildwick Bridge

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324743

Location: Kildwick, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD20

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Kildwick

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kildwick St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


1/16 Kildwick Bridge



Bridge. 1305 - 1313 for the monks of Bolton Abbey, widened on east side
1780, parapet and flanking walls repaired C19, strengthened 1961. Ashlar
with gritstone rubble patching and repairs. 4 arches, pointed cutwaters.
West side with medieval work has 2 pointed northern arches and 2 round
arches to south. Chamfered voussoirs and 5 deep chamfered ribs to each
arch. Projecting band at road level; ridged parapet coping. East side: 4
round arches, projecting band and parapet as west, shallow buttresses
rising from the cutwaters. One of the earliest documented medieval
bridges, work continuing from 1305 until 1313 with a break during 1311;
costs to masons, carters, stone-breakers, are recorded and a lime kiln was
constructed in 1308. The bridge carried the main routeway for monks from
Bolton Abbey, across the River Aire towards Lancashire. E. Jervoise,
Ancient Bridges in the North of England, 1931, p100. R. Mason, Telegraph
and Argus, March 15, 1980, article.

Listing NGR: SE0111545699

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