Prebends' Bridge, Durham and Framwellgate - County Durham (UA)

Bridge over the River Wear designed in 1772-8 by George Nicholson for the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral. The masonry of the arches has deteriorated significantly in recent years; however, a programme of remedial works, part-funded by Historic England, was completed on the southern arch during 2011-12. Works have yet to be completed on the northern arch.

Prebends' Bridge, Durham and Framwellgate - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Prebend's Bridge
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002337
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Transport > Bridge


  • Building Name: Prebends' Bridge
  • Locality: Durham and Framwellgate
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: City of Durham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, CA, WHS
  • List Entry Number(s): 1002337 and 1121354