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Thornton Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Brafferton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1367 / 54°8'12"N

Longitude: -1.3388 / 1°20'19"W

OS Eastings: 443294

OS Northings: 471411

OS Grid: SE432714

Mapcode National: GBR MN2L.YV

Mapcode Global: WHD92.D9P1

Plus Code: 9C6W4MP6+MF

Entry Name: Thornton Bridge

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293791

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331280

Location: Brafferton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, YO61

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Brafferton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Brafferton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: York

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2/41 Thornton Bridge

- II

Bridge over River Swale. c.1888, restored 1984. Cast-iron bridge supported on
ashlar abutments. Segmental single-spin arch composed of slender girders, some
with open trellis-work pattern. Spandrels with shield of the City of York.
Trellis-work to parapet. Abutments: plain parapets, copings and terminals. A
report on the condition of Thornton Bridge in 1888 described it as an 'old and
infirm' stone structure. The old bridge was of 3 arches and was described by
Leland in the C17. This crossing of the Swale has considerable local historical
importance. The restoration in 1984 involved the rebuilding of the deck but
retention of original facade.
N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: North Yorkshire, 1966, p.369. North
Yorkshire County Council Archives Department: records of Thornton Bridge.

Listing NGR: SE4329471411

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