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MIDDLEHAM BRIDGE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: MIDDLEHAM BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1130935

Location

MIDDLEHAM BRIDGE, A6108

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Leyburn

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Middleham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Jun-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 321655

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SE 18 NW MIDDLEHAM A6108

3/47 Middleham Bridge

II

Suspension bridge, now road deck-bridge. Dated 1830, altered 1865. By Hansom and Welch. Coursed rubble and ashlar, cast and wrought iron. Each abutment consists of 2 rubble pylons and rear buttressing walls. Each pylon is rectangular in plan and has a battered base; a turret with a loop-hole on inner-facing and river-facing sides, the inner ones originally for suspension cables; and castellated parapets projecting on ashlar corbels. Each pair of pylons joined by a 4-centred chamfered ashlar arch carrying a rubble wall with, on inner faces, 2 blank ashlar shields and a panel. Northern panel inscribed 'THIS BRIDGE was erected by Voluntary Subscription A.D. 1830, RALPH RIDDELL ESQr. of Cheeseburgh Grange, Northumberland having very generously contributed thereto thro' the medium of Mr. J. DOUTHWAITE his Agent by a gift of the land on which the North Abutment and Wing Walls are built. Messrs. HANSOM & WELCH, Architects'. Cast-and wrought-iron bridge deck supported on 2 cast-iron columns into river bed. Wrought-iron parapets, on inner sides panels cast 'HEAD, ASHBY & Co. ENGINEERS 1865 STOCKTON-ON-TEES'. The suspension structure was damaged soon after construction, it is said by the unlikely phenomena of a herd of cattle, which were being driven across the bridge, getting into step. It was repaired, but eventually replaced by the present deck in 1865.

Listing NGR: SE1190088754

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National Grid Reference: SE1190188756

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