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Latitude: 54.6516 / 54°39'5"N
Longitude: -2.742 / 2°44'31"W
OS Eastings: 352219
OS Northings: 528752
OS Grid: NY522287
Mapcode National: GBR 9G9N.49
Mapcode Global: WH81B.VBGV
Entry Name: Eamont Bridge
Listing Date: 24 April 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1145133
English Heritage Legacy ID: 72755
Location: Penrith, Eden, Cumbria, CA10
Civil Parish: Penrith
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Penrith St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 52 NW
Road bridge over the River Eamont crossing the old county boundary between Cumberland and Westmorland. Probably C15 widened 1875. Dressed grey sandstone with alterations of dressed red sandstone. Narrow slightly humped-back bridge of 3 segmental arches, the soffits originally supported by 4 ribs but with widening now 6; recessed voussoirs, supported on 2 splayed cutwaters continued up to form pedestrian refuges with solid parapets. When widened on the down stream side care was taken to use much of the old stonework. Parapet partly rebuilt in red sandstone. One of the oldest bridges still in daily use in the county. RCHM, Westmorland, 1936 p.250, which says it was rebuilt in C16, but there is no evidence of this and the bridge with its later alterations appears to be as constructed. This bridge lies partly in Yanwath and Eamont Bridge C.P. Bibliography 3728 Inventory Of Westmorland (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England), 1936, Page(s) 250.
Listing NGR: NY5221928752
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