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Chester New Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lumley, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8646 / 54°51'52"N

Longitude: -1.5584 / 1°33'30"W

OS Eastings: 428443

OS Northings: 552286

OS Grid: NZ284522

Mapcode National: GBR KDK5.DZ

Mapcode Global: WHC45.1Z6N

Plus Code: 9C6WVC7R+RM

Entry Name: Chester New Bridge

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109347

Location: Lambton Castle, County Durham, DH3

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lumley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Chester-le-Street

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Description


BOURNMOOR CHESTER ROAD
NZ 25 SE
(North side)
4/1 Chester New Bridge
II*

Single-track road bridge over the River Wear leading to south-west arched
gateway (q.v.) to Lambton Park. Probably C15; partly-rebuilt parapet. Dressed
stone.

Circa 45-metre span. Both faces similar. 4 pointed arches of 2 chamfered
orders; each arch on 5 chamfered ribs (some partly restored). Triangular-plan
cutwaters between arches (3 on each face); cutwaters have multi-chamfered
plinths, sloping tops and rise to parapet band. Slightly-projecting parapet
has restored coping and splayed north end walls. Large abutment with offsets
at north-west end.

This bridge straddles Chester-le-Street and the parish of Bournmoor.

(E. Jervoise, The Ancient Bridges of the North of England, 1973).


Listing NGR: NZ2844352286

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