GRETA BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1160430
Date first listed:
12-Jan-1967
Statutory Address:
GRETA BRIDGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
GRETA BRIDGE

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Rokeby
National Grid Reference:
NZ 08611 13168

Details

NZ 0813 BRIGNALL GRETA BRIDGE

14/85 Greta Bridge

12.1.67

GV II*

Bridge, 1773 by John Carr for John Sawry Morritt. Tooled-and-margined ashlar; smooth ashlar dressings. Semicircular arch c.24 metres wide, with moulded arch ring and paterae in spandrels, flanked by broad pilasters holding domed niches with moulded sills and aprons. Band below parapet with arched coping blocks linked by iron ties, the centre section with 5 lengths of turned balustrade; wing walls splay out to round end piers with domed tops. Round- arched cow creep beneath western abutment.

An elegant bridge built at a cost of £850, replacing one reputed to be of Roman origin; Greta Bridge has been the subject of paintings by Cotman, Girtin, and many others.

Partly in Rokeby parish.

Listing NGR: NZ0861113168

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
111674
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: 30 Mar 2003
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