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Whorlton Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whorlton, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5263 / 54°31'34"N

Longitude: -1.8367 / 1°50'12"W

OS Eastings: 410667

OS Northings: 514571

OS Grid: NZ106145

Mapcode National: GBR HJM3.56

Mapcode Global: WHC5R.RHLD

Entry Name: Whorlton Bridge

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111133

Location: Whorlton, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Whorlton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barnard Castle with Whorlton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


8/81 Whorlton Bridge
II *

Suspension road bridge crossing the River Tees. 1829-31 by John and Benjamin
Green. Rock-faced sandstone piers; tooled-and-margined pylons; wood-planked
roadway deck; wrought-iron suspension chains and links. Single span of almost
53 metres. Rectangular-plan piers and pylons at north and south ends of-bridge
have slightly-battered profile. Piers rise from massive plinth to a double
blocking course. Upon these piers two piers rise to either side of roadway
and terminate, above a cornice, with a block through which the double suspension
chains pass. Roadway, 10 metres above river, has simple railings. North-east
and south-east ends of bridge terminated by squat octagonal-plan piers with
corniced caps.

Whorlton Bridge straddles the parishes of Whorlton and Wycliffe with Thorpe.

Listing NGR: NZ1066714571

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