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Hawes Bridge, Nantland

Hawes Bridge is a road bridge which carries Hawes Lane over the River Kent, just west of Natland. The bridge dates from the 18th Century. It straddles the civil parishes of Helsington and Natland. Hawes Bridge is Grade II listed.

Local legend has it that the body of Sir Charles de Leyburne of Cunswick Hall (Underbarrow and Bradleyfield Parish) was washed up here after being murdered and thrown into the river by his son Roger, who wished to come into his inheritance so he could marry. Roger said to have committed suicide when the body was found and his ghost haunts- Cunswick Scar.

Extract from: Historic England, List Rntry

Natland River Kent (Cumbria) Historic Buildings and Monuments in Helsington Civil Parish Historic Buildings and Monuments in Natland Civil Parish Bridges
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Hawes Bridge over the River Kent

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Angling at Hawes Bridge, River Kent

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River Kent entering the gorge below Hawes Bridge

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Prizet Bridge gorge, River Kent

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HAWES BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KENT - Natland / Helsington - List Entry
- "Bridge probably C18. Limestone rubble with rough dressed limestone copings to parapet. Large triangular cut water between arches on upstream side. Curved in Plan. 2 arches carry single carriageway road …

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List number: 1145744
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: SD5115589081


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