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Birks Bridge over the River Winster


Birks Bridge is a stone footbridge over the River Winster in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, located about 1 mile south-west of Winster and 2 miles west of Crosthwaite. It is a "Clapper" bridge (an ancient type of bridge formed by large flat slabs of stone, supported on stone piers), thought to date from the 17th century, with the later addition of an iron handrail. The bridge is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England. There is a ford over the river by the bridge.

Crosthwaite and Lyth Civil Parish Historic Buildings and Monuments in Cartmel Fell Civil Parish River Winster Historic Buildings and Monuments in Crosthwaite and Lyth Bridges
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Birks Bridge

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The Ford

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Ford at Birks bridge, River Winster

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BIRKS BRIDGE - South Lakeland - List Entry
- Clapper bridge over river Winster. Probably C17 or C18. 4 rectangular rubble piers and abutments; flagstones extended to either side as raised pavement. Iron handrail, probably C20.

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List number: 1266566
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: SD4131291871

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