The Old Lower Hodder Bridge, Great Mitton / Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley - Ribble Valley

Bridge over the River Hodder, built 1562 in sandstone ashlar. Three segmental arches with triangular cutwaters, and no parapet. The bridge is being damaged by sapling and tree growth. Failing consolidant mortar to the surface of the bridge and missing stones are allowing vegetation to become established and rain entry. A displaced stone in the cutwater may allow water entry when the river is high.

The Old Lower Hodder Bridge, Great Mitton / Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley - Ribble Valley
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: The Old Lower Hodder Bridge
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1003563
  • Local Planning Authority: Ribble Valley
  • Site Type: Transport > Bridge

Location

  • Building Name: The Old Lower Hodder Bridge
  • Street Name: Lower Hodder
  • County: Lancashire
  • District / Borough: Ribble Valley
  • Parish: Great Mitton / Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ribble Valley
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Unknown
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, 2 LBs

Contact Details

Tamsin Cooke 0161 242 1422

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England