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Change Bridge over Former Lancaster-Kendal Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.319 / 54°19'8"N

Longitude: -2.7391 / 2°44'20"W

OS Eastings: 352018

OS Northings: 491745

OS Grid: SD520917

Mapcode National: GBR 9L9H.SJ

Mapcode Global: WH82W.WPTT

Entry Name: Change Bridge over Former Lancaster-Kendal Canal

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320583

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351326

Location: Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Kendal

Built-Up Area: Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kendal Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:


2/176 Change Bridge over
former Lancaster-Kendal


Canal change bridge. Circa 1816-18. Probably by John Fletcher, engineer, based on
original designs by John Rennie whose route for the Lancaster-Kendal Canal was
authorised in 1792. Squared coursed limestone, with limestone voussoirs and projecting
keystone to the single elliptical arch; string courses and coping to parapets. End
pilasters. Ramped pathways to either side (with cobblestones intact to west approach)
and retaining walls. Although the canal has been filled at this point the kerbstones
of the towpath survive beneath the bridge. Some later rubble masonry walling to
either side of the bridge is not bonded into the original structure. This is believed
to be the only surviving change bridge in the Cumbria area.

Listing NGR: SD5201891745

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