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Latitude: 54.2804 / 54°16'49"N
Longitude: -0.4961 / 0°29'46"W
OS Eastings: 498010
OS Northings: 488235
OS Grid: SE980882
Mapcode National: GBR SLZY.DC
Mapcode Global: WHGBZ.BNZY
Entry Name: Mowthorp Bridge
Listing Date: 26 November 1985
Last Amended: 24 September 2012
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1296523
English Heritage Legacy ID: 326929
Location: Suffield-cum-Everley, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Suffield-cum-Everley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Hackness with Harwood Dale
Church of England Diocese: York
Double span masonry road bridge of circa 1804 crossing the Sea Cut (a flood relief drain of the same date).
MATERIALS: sandstone ashlar. Later alterations in concrete.
FORM: the bridge is of two slightly unequal spans, the arches being segmental with single arch rings and plain spandrels. The central pier has round cutwaters which rise as buttresses stopping immediately below the coping to the parapet. There is a continuous band at both impost level and at the base of the parapets. The parapets have plain chamfered coping. The bridge has been widened at the south-east and the north-west abutments tapering inwards to the central pier, the widening being in the form of shuttered concrete with the ashlar parapets realigned above. Concrete repairs elsewhere appear to be more restricted, being skims of render over existing stonework.
In 1804 the Muston and Yedingham Drainage Board constructed the New Cut (now known as the Sea Cut): an artificial drainage channel taking water from the River Derwent, just over 700m west of Mowthorp Bridge, to flow eastwards out to the North Sea at Scalby. The Sea Cut was designed to help control periodic flooding of the lower reaches of the River Derwent. Mowthorp Bridge is thought to have been constructed as part of this early C19 engineering scheme. At some point before 1928, in order to improve the road line, the arches of the bridge were augmented in concrete with the parapets repositioned accordingly.
Mowthorp Bridge is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Date: despite early C20 concrete alterations, the bridge retains its character as an early C19 masonry road bridge;
* Historic Interest: for its interest as part of a significant early C19 flood relief scheme.
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