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Bridge on Old Coach Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3165 / 54°18'59"N

Longitude: -3.2479 / 3°14'52"W

OS Eastings: 318919

OS Northings: 491925

OS Grid: SD189919

Mapcode National: GBR 5LRJ.MF

Mapcode Global: WH71J.2RNT

Plus Code: 9C6R8Q82+HR

Entry Name: Bridge on Old Coach Road

Listing Date: 19 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479996

Location: Ulpha, Copeland, Cumbria, LA20

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Ulpha

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Broughton-in-Furness St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


SD19SE Bridge On Old Coach Road


Road Bridge. C18 or earlier. Random Lakeland stone rubble with slab copings. Narrow rural overbridge with near- parallel abutments and low, roughly -coped parapet walls. Single arch span, with low segmental arch rising from boulder springers, and formed with narrow, elongated and roughly -shaped voussoirs. South end of the bridge with vertically-set flagstones as terminal piers to parapet walls. The bridge carries an old coach road over the Blea Beck into the Duddon valley.
HISTORY. This bridge carried a long- established rural routeway through the parish of Ulpha. Between 1844 and !845, the route was used a a coach link for the railway line then in the course of construction, and intended to pass through Broughton-in Furness to join the Whitehaven and Furness Junction line. This horse link was indicated in the railway timetables of the period.
A little- altered rural overbridge of C18 date, displaying typical regional vernacular detailing, and historically linked for a short period to the development of the Cumbrial railway network.

Listing NGR: SD1891991925

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