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 Superseded by a modern road bridge to the south in the 1980s.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)
© Historic England

Site Details

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

Location

    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*