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Low Wood Bridge, over River Leven

Low Wood Bridge carries the B5278 road over the River Leven between Low Wood and Haverthwaite in Cumbria. The bridge is located at the upper tidal limit of the Leven. It was built in the 18th or early 19th century, probably associated with Low Wood ironworks, the site of which was later taken over for Low Wood Gunpowder Works.[1] Until the coming of the railways, Low Wood Bridge was the first bridging point across the River Leven. A short distance upstream on the river is Ford Island, the name of which suggests there was once a ford to cross the Leven here, before the bridge was built. Downstream there used to be a wharf for loading locally produced gunpowder and iron ore from Low Furness was unloaded for onward transport to Backbarrow Ironworks.

Low Wood Village Bridges River Leven (Cumbria) Historic Buildings and Monuments in Backbarrow & Haverthwaite CP Backbarrow Ironworks
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Bridge at Haverthwaite

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Low Wood Bridge over the River Levens

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River Levens from Low Wood Bridge

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Haverthwaite : River Leven

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- "Bridge. C18 or early C19. Stone rubble. 3 elliptical arches with 2 round cutwaters to each side, which are roughcast, with caps. Parapet has plain coping. Probably associated with Low …

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Backbarrow Ironworks
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Backbarrow Ironworks
- Established in 1711. Isaac Wilkinson worked here, he developed a furnace fuelled by charcoal and was one of the first of its kind in the UK.The main products of the …


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List number: 1225415
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: SD3450783654


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