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Drive Bridge over River Gaunless

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6706 / 54°40'14"N

Longitude: -1.6678 / 1°40'4"W

OS Eastings: 421521

OS Northings: 530665

OS Grid: NZ215306

Mapcode National: GBR JGSF.QH

Mapcode Global: WHC52.CV1T

Entry Name: Drive Bridge over River Gaunless

Listing Date: 6 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196449

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385607

Location: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bishop Auckland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bishop Auckland

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


634-1/8/93 Drive bridge over River Gaunless


Bridge over River Gaunless carrying driveway from Park Head to
Auckland Castle (qv). Dated 1757. For Bishop Richard Trevor.
Coursed squared sandstone lower courses, rubble above, with
ashlar arch and dressings. Recessed keyed segmental arch with
dripmoulds. North keystone inscribed RD (Richard Dunelm) 1757.
Abutments and parapets have chamfered ashlar coping. In the
course of building this bridge, workmen discovered `a Roman
urn of greyish clay ... filled with earth and human bones'.
(Mackenzie E: County Palatine of Durham: Newcastle: 1834-:

Listing NGR: NZ2152130665

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