Lamb Bridge, Lambton Park, Bournmoor / North Lodge - County Durham (UA)

Ashlar sandstone bridge over the River Wear. Built in 1819 by Ignatius Bonomi for John Lambton, first Earl of Durham. The bridge has structural distortions that are causing concern about its stability. Some works have been undertaken, including on-going structural monitoring. A substantive repair programme has yet to be undertaken but options are now being explored to help secure the long-term future of the various historic buildings and structures on the estate.

Lamb Bridge, Lambton Park, Bournmoor / North Lodge - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Lamb Bridge
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1120952
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Transport > Bridge


  • Building Name: Lamb Bridge
  • Locality: Lambton Park
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Bournmoor / North Lodge
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Durham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II