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Hucks Bridge, Fawcett Forest
Hucks Bridge
Huck's Bridge
site name:-   Borrow Beck
site name:-   road, Kendal to Shap
locality:-   Borrowdale
civil parish:-   Fawcett Forest (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Whinfell (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
locality type:-   locality
coordinates:-   NY55260396
1Km square:-   NY5503
10Km square:-   NY50

BJQ40.jpg (taken 22.7.2005)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 28 9) 
placename:-  High Borrow Bridge
placename:-  Borrow Bridge, High
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:- Otley 1818
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
Implied by a road across the stream. 
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Harper 1907
placename:-  Kirkbythore Bridge
placename:-  Borough Bridge
item:-  accident
source data:-   HP01p107.txt
Page 107:-  "..."
"The coaching accidents on this stage [Kendal to Penrith] were remarkably few. The principal happening of this kind was when a country mail was upset at Kirkbythore Bridge, on Hucks Brow, owing to the horses shying at a quite inoffensive water-wheel. The coach fell eight feet, and a horse was killed, but there the damage ended. A stalwart Yorkshire wool-stapler, who was riding outside, was flung off and made to perform a complete somersault, but he alighted safely on his feet, and just in time to catch, at "mid-off," a parcel which shot with wondrous velocity out of a woman's arms, and proved on inspection to be a baby. He said, dryly, when they congratulated him on his fielding, that "a stray baby isn't generally a good catch for a man.""
Page 111:-  "..."
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item:-  JandMN : 1055.9
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evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Hucks Bridge
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Bridge over Borrow Beck. 1826 with C20 parapets and widening to east. By Francis Webster and J.L. McAdam. Stone rubble. 2 round arches with triangular cutwaters to piers. Raking abutments. Plain parapet, over band to east. Roadway approx. 15.5m wide, of which approx. 9m is width of original bridge (cf Bannisdale Low Bridge). On route of Heron Syke to Eamont Bridge turnpike road established in 1820s, replacing old route over High Borrow Bridge."

The maiden surname of the mother of the sheep farmer, Brian Knowles, living just by the bridge is Huck.

Built 1826, by Francis Webster and J L McAdam; widened, and new parapets 20th century.

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