List number: 1121837
List grade: 2*
Grid ref: NZ1478330727

Witton Bridge


Witton Bridge crosses the River Wear about a quarter of a mile south of Witton-le-Wear and a similar distance north-west of Witton Castle. The bridge was formerly part of the A68 route, now diverted to the west. The narrow sandstone road bridge has two low segmental arches and was built in 1788.[1] It replaced two earlier bridges on this site. A bridge built here in 1313 was destroyed in the Great Flood of 1771. A second bridge was short-lived, when it too was destroyed by floods in 1787.[2] Witton Bridge is a Grade II* listed structure.

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Witton Bridge

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Witton Bridge

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Witton Bridge (1788)

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River Wear at Witton

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Witton Bridge (1788)

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WITTON BRIDGE
- "Bridge. Circa 1788. Sandstone ashlar. 2 low segmental arches; central triangular cutwater on each side sloped in to half-hexagonal refuges; parapet, on road-bed-level band, ends in low round piers and ...

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WITTON BRIDGE
- ".....The bridge is Grade 2 listed and replaced an earlier bridge dating from Medieval times, about 1313, but destroyed in the great flood of 1771, though one arch had previously ...

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