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

Map

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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

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 110443

Legacy System: LBS

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