HAWES BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KENT - Natland / Helsington - List Entry

  • Description

    "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 over small river gorge in limestone. Forms part of most attractive setting. 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...."
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    Historic England
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    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1145744
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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