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Abbey Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westwick, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5297 / 54°31'46"N

Longitude: -1.8993 / 1°53'57"W

OS Eastings: 406616

OS Northings: 514940

OS Grid: NZ066149

Mapcode National: GBR HJ52.M0

Mapcode Global: WHB4L.SDST

Entry Name: Abbey Bridge

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310824

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111115

Location: Westwick, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Westwick

Traditional County: Durham

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

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1160434. This entry was removed from the List on 21 December 2017.

NZ 01 SE


Abbey Bridge


Road bridge crossing the River Tees. 1773 for John Sawrey Morritt. Mainly
dressed sandstone with some rubble lower courses. Semicircular arch with
dressed voussoirs spans 23 metres and is flanked by slightly-projecting giant-
piers. Battlemented parapet, above chamfered band, breaks forward over piers
to form pedestrian refuges. Paired water-spouts project from base of parapet
at north and south ends of bridge. Merlons and embrasures of parapet have
chamfered coping. North-west section of parapet terminated by low circular-
plan pier with hemispherical cap. Two circular emplacements at southern end
of parapet said to be bases of former toll-houses.

Abbey Bridge straddles the parishes of Westwick and Egglestone Abbey.

Listing NGR: NZ 06616 14940

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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