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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: WHORLTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, OVER THE RIVER TEES

List entry Number: 1322762

Location

WHORLTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, OVER THE RIVER TEES

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityWycliffe with Thorpe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111787

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History

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Details

NZ 11 SW WYCLIFFE WITH THORPE WHORLTON

7/200 Whorlton Suspension Bridge, over the 19.1.52 River Tees

II*

Suspension road bridge, 1829-31 by John and Benjamin Green. Rock-faced piers, tooled-and-margined stone pylons. Wood-planked roadway; wrought-iron suspension chains and links. Single span of almost 53 metres. Battered rectangular-plan piers rising from massive plinth to a double blocking course. Each pier carries 2 battered corniced pylons, flanking roadway, and supporting blocks through which the double suspension chains pass. Roadway, 10 metres above river, has plain railings, continued to octagonal end piers with corniced caps, except to north-west where railings join toll house.

Rare example of an unaltered early C19 suspension bridge.

Partly in Whorlton parish.

Listing NGR: NZ1066614563

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National Grid Reference: NZ 10666 14563

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