List number: 1145010
List grade: 2
Grid ref: NY7764208727

Frank's Bridge, Kirkby Stephen


Frank's Bridge is a narrow pedestrian stone footbridge over the River Eden in Kirkby Stephen. It was built in the 17th century as a 'corpse lane' bridge - used to carry coffins from Hartley, Winton, and other nearby villages, for burriel at St Stephen's church. There are stones at the end of the bridge where the coffins could be rested. The bridge is thought to be named after Francis Birbeck, a local brewer (the houses around Frank’s Bridge are converted brewery buildings).[1] Frank's Bridge is Grade II listed.  

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Frank's Bridge, Kirkby Stephen

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Frank's Bridge

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Frank's Bridge

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River Eden, Frank's Bridge

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Looking across Frank's Bridge towards town

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River Eden (Cumbria)
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River Eden (Cumbria)
- Overview About the River Eden The River Eden is a major river in Cumbria, which discharges into the Solway Firth. The settlements along the river include Kirby Stephen, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Bolton, Wetheral, ...
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Frank's Bridge, Kirkby Stephen

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Frank's Bridge, Kirkby Stephen

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Frank's Bridge

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FRANKS BRIDGE - Kirkby Stephen - List Entry
- "Footbridge, C17 (R.C.H.M.). Coursed rubble with 2 segmental arches and central pier with cutwater. Footpath 4'9"/145 cms wide with stone copings to parapet...."

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A SHORT HISTORY OF KIRKBY STEPHEN
- "Within this area there have been stone-age finds in the fields and iron-age settlements have been recorded around the town on high ground. The Romans had a fort called Verterae ...

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