Twizel Bridge, Cornhill-on-Tweed / Duddo - Northumberland (UA)

Remains of a medieval single-span bridge of early-C16 date, spanning the River Till near Twizel Castle. It is believed to be the largest single-arched medieval bridge in England. The bridge retains its medieval appearance and character and has been the subject of some repairs, probably in the C18, but no major strengthening works. Superseded by a modern road bridge to the south in the 1980s. The eastern abutment is leaning to south and has structural issues. In 2017-18 conservation re-pointing was done to arch and abutments. Issues still need addressing to stop water ingress at east abutment.

Twizel Bridge, Cornhill-on-Tweed / Duddo - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Twizel Bridge
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1020743
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Transport > Bridge


  • Building Name: Twizel Bridge
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Cornhill-on-Tweed / Duddo
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, LB grade II*, RPG grade II*