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Latitude: 54.5349 / 54°32'5"N
Longitude: -1.6757 / 1°40'32"W
OS Eastings: 421080
OS Northings: 515559
OS Grid: NZ210155
Mapcode National: GBR JJR0.04
Mapcode Global: WHC5V.789V
Entry Name: Piercebridge Bridge
Listing Date: 6 June 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1145843
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110880
Location: Piercebridge, Darlington, DL2
Civil Parish: Piercebridge
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Coniscliffe
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 2115 PIERCEBRIDGE B6275
17/151 Piercebridge Bridge
Road bridge over River Tees. Early C16, widened on downstream side in 1781
(plaque dated 1673 no longer legible). Dressed and ashlar sandstone.
Upstream side: 3 wide arches of 2 stepped orders. Segmental central arch and
slightly-pointed flanking arches. Stepped triangular-plan cutwaters, flanking
central arch, rise to form pedestrian refuges. Parapet, slightly-raked either
side of centre, has band at road level and chamfered coping. Segmental
relieving arch supports parapet at north end.
Downstream face: similar cutwaters flanking central arch; arches are segmental
with roll-moulded arch bands.
Splayed north end walls and curving south end walls; cylindrical end piers.
This bridge straddles the parishes of Piercebridge and Cliffe, North Yorkshire.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(E. Jervoise, The Ancient Bridges of the North of England, 1973).
Listing NGR: NZ2108015559
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