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Duke's Bridge over Kendal/Lancaster Canal 170 Metres East North East of Townend Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Beetham, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2205 / 54°13'13"N

Longitude: -2.7186 / 2°43'7"W

OS Eastings: 353238

OS Northings: 480768

OS Grid: SD532807

Mapcode National: GBR 9MGM.6T

Mapcode Global: WH83H.65NV

Entry Name: Duke's Bridge over Kendal/Lancaster Canal 170 Metres East North East of Townend Farm

Listing Date: 20 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76563

Location: Beetham, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA6

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Beetham

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Beetham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

A6070 (off West side)


Duke's Bridge over
Canal 170m East-
North-east of Townend


Canal bridge c.1816. Probably by John Fletcher, engineer, from the original
designs of John Rennie whose route for the canal was authorised in 1792.
Squared, coursed limestone with limestone string and copings and rounded fender
course. Elliptical arch, with rusticated voussoirs and keystone, over canal and
towpath; smaller arch with similar details over cattle creep to East.
Shallow-arched parapets, curved in plan, continuing into retaining walls
terminated by pilasters. Steps up to roadway at South-west corner. Approx. 6m
wide between parapets. The bridge is a particularly fine example on this
stretch of the canal and takes its name from the Duke of Cumberland Public House
which formerly stood at the crossroads to the East of it.

Listing NGR: SD5323880768

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

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