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Wynch Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newbiggin, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6461 / 54°38'45"N

Longitude: -2.1505 / 2°9'1"W

OS Eastings: 390382

OS Northings: 527896

OS Grid: NY903278

Mapcode National: GBR FGFQ.69

Mapcode Global: WHB3W.YH33

Entry Name: Wynch Bridge

Listing Date: 14 September 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111960

Location: Newbiggin, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Newbiggin

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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Listing Text

NY 92 NW
14/158 Wynch Bridge
Suspension bridge. Circa 1820 for Duke of Cleveland, replacing earlier bridge
on site which was erected pre-1757 and was said to have been the earliest in
Europe. Cast iron columns; wrought iron hangers, suspension and handrails;
wood deck. 2 tapered Tuscan columns at each end support iron blocks through
which suspension rails are threaded, and to the outside of which iron guy
cables and square-section guy rods are bolted. Of 3 original hand rails
threaded through the 13 pairs of hangers, the top was missing, as were the
planks of the deck, at time of survey. 13 beams support deck. Being
reinforced at time of survey.

The original bridge was built to enable lead miners who lived at Holwick to
reach the mines at Middleton.

Source: W. Fordyce, History and Antiquities of the Co. Palatine of Durham,
1857; vol. II, p.70.

Listing NGR: NY9038227896

The asset was previously listed twice also under the parish of Holwick at List entry 1121052. This entry was removed from the List on 19 April 2017.

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