Topics > County Durham > Sunderland Bridge > Sunderland Bridge, 1848

Sunderland Bridge, 1848


SUNDERLAND-BRIDGE, a township, in the chapelry of Croxdale, parish of St. Oswald, union of Durham, S. E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 3½ miles (S.S.W.) from Durham. It is a scattered village, stretching along the south side of the deep ravine that separates it from Croxdale; and is remarkable for a bridge over the Wear on the great north road, which consists of four handsome arches; and for another bridge, of one arch, half a mile nearer Durham, over the Browney, a stream tributary to the Wear. The date of the earliest bridge here is unknown, but it existed before 1346, when a bridge is mentioned in the account of a skirmish in the vicinity between Douglas and the English. Both structures are noticed by Leland. The common lands were divided in 1669. The tithes have been commuted for £90. 15. per annum, payable to the perpetual curate of Croxdale chapelry. On the manor of Butterby are saline and sulphureous springs.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Sunderland Bridge Croxdale - Chapelry, 1848 Sunderland Bridge (bridge)
from https://openlibrary.org/boo...
A topographical dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, 7th Ed., 1848
- A topographical dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships, and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with historical and statistical ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill
Croxdale - Chapelry, 1848
  Co-Curate Page
Croxdale - Chapelry, 1848
- CROXDALE, a chapelry, partly in the parish of Merrington, and partly in the parish of St. Oswald, Durham, union of Durham, S. division of Easington ward, N. division of the ...

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


ABOUT US

Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

LATEST SHARED RESOURCES