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Low Sweden Bridge, Ambleside


Low Sweden Bridge over Scandale Beck is located north of Ambleside, near Nook End Farm. The bridge was built in the late 17th century, now with a modern parapet and railing. The bridge carries a track, which is a continuation of Nook Lane, over the beck. Low Sweden Bridge is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England. High Sweden Bridge is located just under a mile to the north-north-west. The origin of the name is not known for sure, but is thought to derive from the Middle English word "swidden" / old Norse word "svithinn", meaning an area of land cleared for cultivation by slashing and burning the existing vegetation - rather than referring to the county of Sweden!

Ambleside Historic Buildings and Monuments in Lakes Civil Parish Scandale Beck High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside Bridges
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Low Sweden Bridge

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Crossing Low Sweden Bridge

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Scandale Beck

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Low Sweden Bridge, Ambleside

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Low Sweden Bridge

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LOW SWEDEN BRIDGE - Ambleside - List Entry
- "Late C17 bridge with modern parapet and railing...."

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High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
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High Sweden Bridge, Ambleside
- Overview Map Street View High Sweden Bridge is a 17th century packhorse bridge over Scandale Beck, located just over 1 mile north of Ambleside. A road named Sweden Bridge Lane ...

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List number: 1244786
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY3752205527

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