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Devils Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1984 / 54°11'54"N

Longitude: -2.5908 / 2°35'26"W

OS Eastings: 361555

OS Northings: 478235

OS Grid: SD615782

Mapcode National: GBR BMBW.XR

Mapcode Global: WH94P.5QKS

Entry Name: Devils Bridge

Listing Date: 22 March 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75615

Location: Casterton, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA6

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Casterton

Built-Up Area: Kirkby Lonsdale

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kirkby Lonsdale Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1138104. This entry was removed from the List on 18 January 2017.

SD 67 NW

(Kirkby Lonsdale CP)

Devil's Bridge

(Formerly listed as: Devil's Bridge (that part in Casterton CP))


Bridge. C15 or early C16. Ashlar and dressed stone. 3 triple-chamfered
segmental arches, that to east end smaller; 4 ribs to soffits. Piers have
triangular cutwaters to each side, rising to canted refuges; canted abutments.
String course with some waterspouts and coped parapet. Roadway approx. 4m
across. On north side of south parapet an inscription: "CASTERTON KIRK BY
LONSDALE" with arrows. At south side of east end a sundial; a square block on
octagonal shaft with 4 fillets, top has roll moulding and octagonal recess.
Lettering to front apparently reads: "N : CONSTABL C : LONSDALE WAR"; "FEARE GOD
HONER THE : 1673". Carried the Kendal to Skipton road until replaced by Stanley
Bridge, 150m to south, in 1930s. One of the finest medieval bridges in
England. See RCHM Westmorland. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SD 61555 78235

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