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Greta Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rokeby, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5138 / 54°30'49"N

Longitude: -1.8685 / 1°52'6"W

OS Eastings: 408611

OS Northings: 513168

OS Grid: NZ086131

Mapcode National: GBR HJD7.8Q

Mapcode Global: WHC5R.8TH1

Entry Name: Greta Bridge

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160430

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111674

Location: Rokeby, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Rokeby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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Listing Text


14/85 Greta Bridge



Bridge, 1773 by John Carr for John Sawry Morritt. Tooled-and-margined ashlar;
smooth ashlar dressings. Semicircular arch c.24 metres wide, with moulded
arch ring and paterae in spandrels, flanked by broad pilasters holding domed
niches with moulded sills and aprons. Band below parapet with arched coping
blocks linked by iron ties, the centre section with 5 lengths of turned
balustrade; wing walls splay out to round end piers with domed tops. Round-
arched cow creep beneath western abutment.

An elegant bridge built at a cost of £850, replacing one reputed to be of
Roman origin; Greta Bridge has been the subject of paintings by Cotman,
Girtin, and many others.

Partly in Rokeby parish.

Listing NGR: NZ0861113168

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