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Middleham Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Middleham, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2943 / 54°17'39"N

Longitude: -1.8186 / 1°49'7"W

OS Eastings: 411901

OS Northings: 488756

OS Grid: SE119887

Mapcode National: GBR HLRS.2C

Mapcode Global: WHC6Y.1B88

Entry Name: Middleham Bridge

Listing Date: 25 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321655

Location: Leyburn, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Middleham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


3/47 Middleham Bridge


Suspension bridge, now road deck-bridge. Dated 1830, altered 1865. By
Hansom and Welch. Coursed rubble and ashlar, cast and wrought iron. Each
abutment consists of 2 rubble pylons and rear buttressing walls. Each pylon
is rectangular in plan and has a battered base; a turret with a loop-hole on
inner-facing and river-facing sides, the inner ones originally for
suspension cables; and castellated parapets projecting on ashlar corbels.
Each pair of pylons joined by a 4-centred chamfered ashlar arch carrying a
rubble wall with, on inner faces, 2 blank ashlar shields and a panel.
Northern panel inscribed 'THIS BRIDGE was erected by Voluntary Subscription
A.D. 1830, RALPH RIDDELL ESQr. of Cheeseburgh Grange, Northumberland having
very generously contributed thereto thro' the medium of Mr. J. DOUTHWAITE
his Agent by a gift of the land on which the North Abutment and Wing Walls
are built. Messrs. HANSOM & WELCH, Architects'. Cast-and wrought-iron
bridge deck supported on 2 cast-iron columns into river bed. Wrought-iron
parapets, on inner sides panels cast 'HEAD, ASHBY & Co. ENGINEERS 1865
STOCKTON-ON-TEES'. The suspension structure was damaged soon after
construction, it is said by the unlikely phenomena of a herd of cattle,
which were being driven across the bridge, getting into step. It was
repaired, but eventually replaced by the present deck in 1865.

Listing NGR: SE1190088754

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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