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Dalton Bridge

The single arch limestone bridge over Dalden Dene at Dalton-le-Dale is dated 1789. The bridge is Grade II listed.[1] It is reputed that Oliver Cromwell crossed Dalton Bridge (an earlier bridge at this location), whist on his tour of the north following the Civil War. There is a story that St Andrews church was saved from attack by Cromwell and his men because a large tree hid it from view as they passed by.[2] The bridge now carries a bridleway to Caterpillar Wood. The bridleway is known locally as 'Stoney Cut', derived from the excavation of the Hetton Railway in the distant past.

Dalton-le-Dale Grade II Listed 1789 Bridges
- "Bridge. Dated 1789. Limestone ashlar face and brick-lined tunnel. Later parapet in random rubble. On both faces large voussoirs define single semicircular arch. Splayed abutments at each end...."

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Pat Thomson
Dalton Bridge, Dalton-le-Dale (Dalton-le-Dale)
- Includes several photos of the bridge.

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Simon Cotterill
from http://dalton-le-dalehistorys…
Members Visits - Heritage Trail
- Information and photographs of notable heritage sites around Dalton-le-Dale.

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Simon Cotterill


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List number: 1277422
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Keys to the Past HER: D36120
Grid ref: NZ4106648157


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