Ashness Bridge, Borrowdale, Cumbria

Ashness Bridge, Borrowdale, Cumbria
Photograph taken 13 September 2002 © Mr Eric C. Apperley. Source Historic England Archive ref: 72124

This packhorse bridge dates from the 18th century when goods were transported on the backs of horses. It has a 19th century parapet and was widened in the 20th century. The view of this bridge and the countryside beyond has come to represent Lakeland scenery and appears often in books and on postcards.

Location

Cumbria Ashness

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

transport road travel horse bridge Georgian (1714 - 1836)