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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: GRETA BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1160430

Location

GRETA BRIDGE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityRokeby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111674

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History

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Details

NZ 0813 BRIGNALL GRETA BRIDGE

14/85 Greta Bridge

12.1.67

GV II*

Bridge, 1773 by John Carr for John Sawry Morritt. Tooled-and-margined ashlar; smooth ashlar dressings. Semicircular arch c.24 metres wide, with moulded arch ring and paterae in spandrels, flanked by broad pilasters holding domed niches with moulded sills and aprons. Band below parapet with arched coping blocks linked by iron ties, the centre section with 5 lengths of turned balustrade; wing walls splay out to round end piers with domed tops. Round- arched cow creep beneath western abutment.

An elegant bridge built at a cost of £850, replacing one reputed to be of Roman origin; Greta Bridge has been the subject of paintings by Cotman, Girtin, and many others.

Partly in Rokeby parish.

Listing NGR: NZ0861113168

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National Grid Reference: NZ 08611 13168

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