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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: 1292118



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bishop Auckland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Apr-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 385732

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NZ2030 NEWTON CAP BANK (A 689) 634-1/7/108 Newton Cap Bridge 21/04/52


Road bridge. Reputedly built for Bishop Skirlawe late C14, but probably much rebuilt. c1900 widening of road and footpaths on cantilevered girders. Original parapets remain between road and paths. Stone with ashlar dressings; iron handrails to cantileverd paths. 2 arches, the north segmental with span approx 30m, the south pointed with span approx 28m, both with 3 rings of voussoirs, the inner ones stepped back. No ribs. Pedestrian refuges above massive pointed cutwater between arches. Stone road drains at road bed level. South end probably had bridge gate, on projecting foundations which were removed from bridge abutment in alterations c1900 (Thompson 1901). Stile in east parapet south end leading to L-plan steps, flanked by stone-coped rubble walls and partly renewed, down to river bank. Restored inscription on west parapet coping near north end `Edw. Palfrey's Leap, 1744'. Conyers Surtees' references to Raine are inaccurate. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (Raine J: History of Auckland Castle: Durham: 1852-: 45; Surtees H C: History of the Township of Newton Cap: Mainsforth: 1922-: 10; Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries Newcastle upon Tyne,2: Thompson J: Notes: Newton Cap bridge, near Bishop Auckland: Newcastle upon Tyne: 20-23).

Listing NGR: NZ2051230258

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Raine, J , History of Auckland Castle Durham, (1852), 45
Surtees, H C , History of The Township of Newton Cap, (1922), 10
'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne' in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, (), 20-23

National Grid Reference: NZ 20512 30258


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