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Rawthey Bridge, Sedbergh
Rawthey Bridge
site name:-   Rawthey, River
civil parish:-   Sedbergh (formerly Yorkshire)
civil parish:-   Ravenstonedale (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
coordinates:-   SD71349786
1Km square:-   SD7197
10Km square:-   SD79

BLQ74.jpg (taken 4.3.2006)  
BLQ75.jpg (taken 4.3.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 35 8) 
placename:-  Rawthey 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:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Roatha Bridge
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Roatha B."
double line, road, across a stream; bridge 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
road across a stream; bridge over the Rawthey 
item:-  JandMN : 129
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evidence:-   road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802) 
placename:-  Rother Bridge
source data:-   Road book, itineraries, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 2nd edn 1802.
image CY38p317, button  goto source
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page 317-318  "Rother Bridge"
item:-  JandMN : 228.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Laurie and Whittle 1806
placename:-  Rother Bridge
source data:-   Road map, Continuation of the Roads to Glasgow and Edinburgh, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, by Nathaniel Coltman? 1806, published by Robert H Laurie, 53 Fleet Street, London, 1834.
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"Rother Br."
bridge; on county boundary 
item:-  private collection : 18.21
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evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Rawthey Bridge
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Public road bridge. 1822, rebuilt after partial destruction of C16 bridge by floods. Coursed sandstone rubble. High semicircular arch with rubble voussoirs arranged in a saw-toothed pattern, a slightly raised keystone, and in the west side a wide rectangular panel as if for a tablet but containing only a small carved mask. Curved and battered abutments, straight parapets with sandstone copings. Flat deck."

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