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Whorlton Suspension Bridge, over the River Tees

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wycliffe with Thorpe, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5262 / 54°31'34"N

Longitude: -1.8367 / 1°50'12"W

OS Eastings: 410666

OS Northings: 514563

OS Grid: NZ106145

Mapcode National: GBR HJM3.47

Mapcode Global: WHC5R.RHKG

Plus Code: 9C6WG5G7+F8

Entry Name: Whorlton Suspension Bridge, over the River Tees

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111787

Location: Wycliffe with Thorpe, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Wycliffe with Thorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barnard Castle with Whorlton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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7/200 Whorlton Suspension
Bridge, over the
19.1.52 River Tees


Suspension road bridge, 1829-31 by John and Benjamin Green. Rock-faced piers,
tooled-and-margined stone pylons. Wood-planked roadway; wrought-iron
suspension chains and links. Single span of almost 53 metres. Battered
rectangular-plan piers rising from massive plinth to a double blocking
course. Each pier carries 2 battered corniced pylons, flanking roadway,
and supporting blocks through which the double suspension chains pass.
Roadway, 10 metres above river, has plain railings, continued to octagonal
end piers with corniced caps, except to north-west where railings join toll

Rare example of an unaltered early C19 suspension bridge.

Partly in Whorlton parish.

Listing NGR: NZ1066614563

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