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Langwathby Bridge, Langwathby
Langwathby Bridge
site name:-   Eden, River
locality:-   Langwathby
civil parish:-   Langwathby (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
locality type:-   flood
coordinates:-   NY56603353
1Km square:-   NY5633
10Km square:-   NY53

BJU62.jpg (taken 26.8.2005)  
BJU63.jpg (taken 26.8.2005)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 50 10) 
placename:-  Longwathby Bridge
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland Divided into their Respective Wards, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin et al, published by T Bowles, Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, London, 1760.
road across the Eden, by a ford? 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
double line across a river; a bridge over the Eden 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   presumably descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
image FD01P130, button  goto source
Page 130:-  "..."
"At the village of Longwathby the tourist will cross the Eden by a good bridge of five arches, built in 1636. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Bell 1892
placename:-  Langwathby Bridge
source data:-   Map, colour lithograph, Road Map of Cumberland, by George Joseph Bell, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, printed by Charles Thurnam and Sons, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1892.
bridge symbol 
Road map of Cumberland showing County Bridges 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 38
Image © Carlisle Library

An earlier stone bridge was built 1685, replacing a long ford, a lang wath, across the river here. The bridge was washed away in floods, March 1968; this is a temporary replacement; still in place, 2016.

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