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Gilderdale Bridge, Alston Moor
Gilderdale Bridge
site name:-   Gilderdale Burn
civil parish:-   Alston Moor (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
locality type:-   boundary feature
locality type:-   county boundary feature
coordinates:-   NY70214840
1Km square:-   NY7048
10Km square:-   NY74
current boundary
locality:-   Cumbria boundary
old boundary
locality:-   Cumberland boundary

BML69.jpg (taken 29.7.2006)  
BML70.jpg  Incribed stone in the east parapet:-
"This BRIDGE was Built BY THE Counties of Northumberland and CUMBERLAND 185[ ]" (taken 29.7.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 33 8) 
placename:-  Gilderdale 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:- Bell 1892
placename:-  Gilderdale 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; on county boundary 
Road map of Cumberland showing County Bridges 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 38
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Gilderdale Bridge
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"GILDERDALE BRIDGE / / A689 / ALSTON MOOR / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73090 / NY7021548398"
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Bridge, dated 1830. Coursed, squared rubble with flat copings; curved lead-ups have low end piers with chamfered capstones. Single, tall, segmental arch with pilaster buttresses to either side. Panel to centre of each parapet on inner faces has dated inscription: This BRIDGE was Built BY THE Counties of Northumberland &Cumberland 1830. Crosses county boundary with Northumberland."

BML73.jpg  View of river.
(taken 29.7.2006)  

BML71.jpg  Inscribed stone in the west parapet:-
"THIS Bridge WAS Built [BY THE] Counties [ ] NORTHUMBERLAND [ ] Cumberland 185[6]" (taken 29.7.2006)  
BML72.jpg  Footings of an earlier bridge, a short way above the present bridge; in a drought.
(taken 29.7.2006)  

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