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Mercury Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Martin's, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.404 / 54°24'14"N

Longitude: -1.7308 / 1°43'50"W

OS Eastings: 417572

OS Northings: 500976

OS Grid: NZ175009

Mapcode National: GBR JKCJ.22

Mapcode Global: WHC6D.DK1Q

Entry Name: Mercury Bridge

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Last Amended: 6 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317112

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322177

Location: St. Martin's, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: St. Martin's

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Richmond with Holy Trinity with Hudswell

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

ST MARTINS A 6136
NZ 10 SE

4/111 Mercury Bridge
(formerly listed as
4.2.69 Station Bridge (that half
in Richmond Rural
District))

GV II

Marked on Ordnance Survey Map as Station Bridge. Bridge. c1846. By G T
Andrews for George Hudson's Great North of England Railway. Rock-faced
sandstone ashlar. Four segmental-pointed double-chamfered arches, under
continuous label with shields over centre of piers. Small cutwaters to
piers. Lombard frieze to parapet, supporting triangular coping with rolled
ridge, and hollow-chamfered outer slope and double-coursed inner slope.
Over each pier, corbelled bases formerly to pinnacles carrying gas-lamps,
pinnacles all demolished except for part of southernmost one on upstream
parapet. Octagonal terminals to parapets, with corniced moulded conical
caps. Originally built to give vehicular access to the Railway Station from
the town of Richmond on the other side of the River Swale, but during World
War I the road was extended by Italian prisoners of war to give access to
Catterick Camp, then under construction. Biddle G & Nock O S, The Railway
Heritage of Britain (1983), p 38. Partly in Richmond Parish. One of an
important surviving group of railway buildings.


Listing NGR: NZ1757200976

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