ELVET BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1121355
Date first listed:
06-May-1952
Statutory Address:
ELVET BRIDGE, RIVER WEAR

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Location

Statutory Address:
ELVET BRIDGE, RIVER WEAR

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 27536 42424

Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE RIVER WEAR NZ 2742 SE 15/388 Elvet Bridge 6/5/52 GV I

Bridge. Early C13 incorporating one arch of late C12 work. Central 3 arches renewed after 1771 flood; north side (upstream) doubled in width in 1804-5. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. 7 river arches, 2 land arches on west and one on east. East arch stepped southwards is round and chamfered; other south arches are double-chamfered and 2-centred, with 5 ribs of which the outer is chamfered; northern extension has cutwaters alternately sloping- topped and hipped, flanking 2-centred arches. Hipped south cutwaters. Band at road bed level; parapet with low rounded coping; stone steps alongside on north side at west end. 2 west land arches are beneath present road; the easternmost of them adapted as house of correction in 1632 has iron grilles over boarded doors. South-east arch surpported medieval chapel of St. Andrew, of which part may survive under No. 97 Elvet Bridge (q.v.).

A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2753642424

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
110443
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 03 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/13211/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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