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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.


List entry Number: 1131363



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


District: Darlington

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Piercebridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Jan-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 322654

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CLIFFE B 6275 NZ 21 NW 2/15 Pierce Bridge (formerly listed as Pierce Bridge (that half 19.12.51 in Croft R D)) GV II*

Bridge over River Tees. Early C16, repaired 1673, widened 1789. Ashlar and coursed rubble sandstone. 3 arches. Upstream side: coursed rubble; outer 2 arches of early C16 date, of 3 pointed orders, the northernmost arch with asymmetrical additional arch extending the abutment to improve the road gradient; central arch of 1673, of 3 semicircular orders; triangular cutwaters; C18 parapet rising from band with segmental coping, terminating in circular bollards. Downstream side: of 1789; ashlar; segmental arches with archivolts; triangular cutwaters between arches, pilaster buttress to north of northernmost arch; parapet rising from band, with segmental coping, terminating in circular bollards, the south parapet continuing round almost to the George Hotel (qv). Pedestrian retreats above cutwaters are of canted internal plan; the central ones on both sides have recessed panels with illegible inscriptions, and similar panel in southernmost downstream retreat; in centre of downstream parapet, 2 recessed panels marking boundary between County Durham and Yorkshire, the northern one with inscription "Co.D." just legible. Partly in the Civil Parish of Piercebridge. E Jervoise, Ancient Bridges of the North of England, (1931), p 53.

Listing NGR: NZ2108215554

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Jervoise, E , The Ancient Bridges in the North of England, (1931), 53

National Grid Reference: NZ 21082 15554


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