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Barnard Castle Bridge (That Part in Barnard Castle Civil Parish) and Attached Wall to South East

A Grade I Listed Building in Barnard Castle, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5427 / 54°32'33"N

Longitude: -1.9271 / 1°55'37"W

OS Eastings: 404812

OS Northings: 516389

OS Grid: NZ048163

Mapcode National: GBR GHZX.LB

Mapcode Global: WHB4L.C2KS

Entry Name: Barnard Castle Bridge (That Part in Barnard Castle Civil Parish) and Attached Wall to South East

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388635

Location: Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Barnard Castle

Built-Up Area: Barnard Castle

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barnard Castle with Whorlton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


770-1/5/6 (West side)
24/02/50 Barnard Castle Bridge (that part in
Barnard Castle CP) and attached wall
to SE


Bridge over River Tees, formerly on boundary between the
counties of Durham and Yorkshire, with adjoining wall and
retaining wall along Bridgegate. Probably C14; repaired in
1596 according to re-set inscription: `1596 ER' said to have
come from bridge and now in adjoining south-east wall on
approach to Bridgegate. Parapets repaired after 1771 flood.
4 wide ribs to each of 2 pointed arches with 3 offsets
flanking pointed cutwater; road-bed rises to highest point
over eastern arch. Pedestrian refuges over cutwater, that
downstream with inscription Y N R for Yorkshire North Riding,
since this was the boundary between the counties until 1974.
Squinches at north-west and south-east external corners have
been renewed.
Retaining wall to river bank below Bridgegate has large, wide,
pointed relieving arch, possibly associated with the Castle
above (qv).
See also Startforth CP.
(Austin D: Barnard Castle (English Heritage Official guide
book): London: 1988-: 35).

Listing NGR: NZ0481516389

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