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Skerton Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0545 / 54°3'16"N

Longitude: -2.7965 / 2°47'47"W

OS Eastings: 347956

OS Northings: 462355

OS Grid: SD479623

Mapcode National: GBR 8PXK.CB

Mapcode Global: WH847.0CM2

Plus Code: 9C6V3633+RC

Entry Name: Skerton Bridge

Listing Date: 18 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212253

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383253

ID on this website: 101212253

Location: Bulk, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Skerton East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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1685-1/3/220 (North side (off))
18/02/70 Skerton Bridge


Public road bridge over River Lune. Completed 1788, altered
c1849. By Thomas Harrison (Architect), Messrs Mesham
(Builders), and Edward Exley (Carpenter). Sandstone ashlar. 5
gracefully shallow semi-elliptical arches with archbands, and
above the semicircular cutwaters between them are aediculed
niches with mutuled pediments and engaged Tuscan columns. The
whole is crossed by a cornice with mutules, and a balustraded
parapet in which plain panels alternate with groups of 6
balusters. The ramped approach at the east end was altered to
make a passage for the 'Little' North-western Railway, opened
in 1849.

Listing NGR: SD4795662355

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