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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.


List entry Number: 1121562



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Newbiggin

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Sep-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111960

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NEWBIGGIN RIVER TEES NY 92 NW 14/158 Wynch Bridge 14/9/66 II* Suspension bridge. Circa 1820 for Duke of Cleveland, replacing earlier bridge on site which was erected pre-1757 and was said to have been the earliest in Europe. Cast iron colums; wrought iron hangers, suspension and handrails; wood deck. 2 tapered Tuscan columns at each end support iron blocks through which suspension rails are threaded, and to the outside of which iron guy cables and square-section guy rods are bolted. Of 3 original hand rails threaded through the 13 pairs of hangers, the top was missing, as were the planks of the deck, at time of survey. 13 beams support deck. Being reinforced at time of survey.

The original bridge was built to enable lead miners who lived at Holwick to reach the mines at Middleton.

Source: W. Fordyce, History and Antiquities of the Co. Palatine of Durham, 1857; vol. II, p.70.

Listing NGR: NY9038327898

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Fordyce, W, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatinate of Durham, (1857), 70

National Grid Reference: NY 90383 27898


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