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Greta Bridge (bridge)

The stone bridge over the River Greta at Great Bridge village in County Durham, was built in 1773 by John Carr for John Sawry Morritt. It replaced an earlier bridge, reputed to be of Roman origin[1], which was destroyed by the great floods of 1771. Greta Bridge has been the subject of paintings by Cotman, Girtin, and other artists. The bridge is Grade II* Listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Greta Bridge 1773 Great Flood of 1771 Bridges Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Rokeby Civil Parish Historic Buildings and Monuments in Brignall River Greta (County Dirham)
Greta Bridge, John Sell Cotman, c. 1806

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Greta Bridge

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
- "Bridge, 1773 by John Carr for John Sawry Morritt. Tooled-and-margined ashlar; smooth ashlar dressings. Semicircular arch c.24 metres wide, with moulded arch ring and paterae in spandrels, flanked by broad …

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List number: 1160430
List grade: 2*
County: County Durham
Keys to the Past HER: D38102
Grid ref: NZ0861113168


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