DEVILS BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1086899

Date first listed: 22-Mar-1983

Statutory Address: DEVILS BRIDGE, BRIDGE ROW

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: DEVILS BRIDGE, BRIDGE ROW

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

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland (District Authority)

Parish: Casterton

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland (District Authority)

Parish: Kirkby Lonsdale

National Park: YORKSHIRE DALES

National Grid Reference: SD6155578235

Details

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1138104. This entry was removed from the List on 18 January 2017.

SD 67 NW 19/36 22.3.83

CASTERTON BRIDGE ROW (Kirkby Lonsdale CP)

Devil's Bridge

(Formerly listed as: Devil's Bridge (that part in Casterton CP)) I

Bridge. C15 or early C16. Ashlar and dressed stone. 3 triple-chamfered segmental arches, that to east end smaller; 4 ribs to soffits. Piers have triangular cutwaters to each side, rising to canted refuges; canted abutments. String course with some waterspouts and coped parapet. Roadway approx. 4m across. On north side of south parapet an inscription: "CASTERTON KIRK BY LONSDALE" with arrows. At south side of east end a sundial; a square block on octagonal shaft with 4 fillets, top has roll moulding and octagonal recess. Lettering to front apparently reads: "N : CONSTABL C : LONSDALE WAR"; "FEARE GOD HONER THE : 1673". Carried the Kendal to Skipton road until replaced by Stanley Bridge, 150m to south, in 1930s. One of the finest medieval bridges in England. See RCHM Westmorland. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SD 61555 78235

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 75615

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Inventory Of Westmorland' in Inventory Of Westmorland, (1936)

End of official listing