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Whorlton


Whorlton in County Durham is a village located on the North banks of the River Tees, about 3.5 miles South East of Barnard Castle. Whorlton has been a crossing point of the Tees for many centuries; originally by a ford  and a the a ferry which operated from 1691. A safter crossing was provided with the opening of Whorlton Suspension Bridge in 1831.

Whorlton is a small village in County Durham, in England. It is situated near the River Tees and to the east of Barnard Castle.

Whorlton Bridge is a 183ft long suspension bridge which crosses the River Tees. It is Britain's oldest suspension bridge relying on original chainwork.

The village has a public house called 'Fernaville's Rest'.

Arthur Headlam and James Wycliffe Headlam were both born in the village.

History

In October 1829, Whorlton Bridge, then under construction, was destroyed when the River Tees flooded. John Green of Newcastle upon Tyne was called upon to design a replacement. He based the Whorlton Bridge on the Scotswood Bridge, which he had designed earlier. Construction began in 1830, and the bridge was opened in July 1831.

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- "The peaceful and picturesque village of Whorlton is located 3 miles east of Barnard Castle in Co. Durham and overlooks the River Tees with its overhanging cliffs. The Tees is ...

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Whorlton Suspension Bridge and Toll House

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Cyclists over Whorlton Suspension Bridge

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The tollhouse at Whorlton

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Table of charges

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Whorlton Suspension Bridge

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St. Mary's Church, Whorlton

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Houses of Whorlton from the west

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Whorlton

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River Tees swimming area at Whorlton Lido in 2001

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The Bridge Inn, Pub and Restaurant, Whorlton

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Chain Bridge at Whorlton (1831).

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Sledwich Cottages, near Barnard Castle

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County: County Durham
Keys to the Past HER: D6903
Grid sq: NZ1014
Grid sq: NZ1015
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