RAGBY BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1067577

Date first listed: 30-Sep-1992

Statutory Address: RAGBY BRIDGE, RAMSDEN LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: RAGBY BRIDGE, RAMSDEN LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Calderdale (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Todmorden

National Grid Reference: SD 92193 21565

Summary

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History

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Details

The following building shall be added:

SD 92 SW TODMORDEN RAGBY BRIDGE

off Ramsden Lane 92-/5/10001

II

Accommodation bridge. Probably early C18. Rubble brought to course with roughly dressed grit-stone voussoirs. Single-span packhorse bridge over the Ramsden Clough. Arch springs from boulder plinth with stone setted foot-bed under arch. Slightly swept abutments; formerly had low single-stone parapet recorded in 1966, now missing; dislodged before 1988, reported to have been washed away in a flash flood in 1983. The bridge carried an ancient packhorse route called 'The Walsden Highway' being part of the 'Ramsden Long Causeway', which was the highway from Rochdale and Wardle to Walsden and Todmorden prior to the construction of the Steanor Bottom Turnpike Road through the Walsden valley in 1764. See Steanor Bottom Toll House, Rochdale Road, item no. 8/258. A good example of a small packhorse bridge set in a typical rural moorland setting. It was the only bridged river crossing in Walsden prior to the building of the Rochdale Canal in 1800, when New Bridge was constructed in the valley bottom. J. Crowther, Walsden: A century of Change, 1780-1880, Todmorden Antiquarian Society, p.4. S. Hogg, 1991, Naze Road and Ramsden Long Causeway via Ragby Bridge to Rochdale boundary, South Pennine Packhorse Trails Information Sheet.

Listing NGR: SD9219321565

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 438607

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Crowther, J, Walsden, A Century of Change 1780-1880

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