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New Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Birstwith, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0381 / 54°2'17"N

Longitude: -1.6415 / 1°38'29"W

OS Eastings: 423573

OS Northings: 460294

OS Grid: SE235602

Mapcode National: GBR JPZR.D6

Mapcode Global: WHC85.RRHP

Entry Name: New Bridge

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331149

Location: Birstwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Birstwith

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Birstwith St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 26 SW (north side, off)

9/21 New Bridge

Bridge over River Nidd. 1822, possibly reusing earlier materials. Coursed
squared gritstone, of sandy texture on north-west (upstream) side and harder
greyer stone on south-east; paved with river cobbles. A single high round
arch carries the 2-metre wide causeway over a span of approximately 20
metres. Voussoirs and projecting band, rounded parapet coping; the parapet
terminates in square bollards with pyramidal caps. At each end the width of
the path is narrowed by a pair of stone bollards approximately
60 centimetres high, rounded and with grooved surfaces. 2 iron loops are
built into the parapet outer surface on the upstream side. A stone stile is
built into the parapet wall, south-west end. The bridge stands on the pack-
horse track from Otley to Ripon. The earlier single-span bridge which stood
about 25 yards upstream was demolished in 1822; it is likely that this
bridge has reused stone from it and is of a similar style. A Scheduled
Ancient Monument. H Speight, Nidderdale, 1894, p 398.

Listing NGR: SE2357360293

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