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Hang Bridge, Beetham
Hang Bridge
site name:-   Bela, River
civil parish:-   Beetham (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
coordinates:-   SD51218015
1Km square:-   SD5180
10Km square:-   SD58

BPY92.jpg (taken 30.1.2009)  
BPY93.jpg (taken 30.1.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 46 8) 
placename:-  Hang 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:-   possibly 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 Bela 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Hang 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.
"Hang B."
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet? and 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) 
placename:-  Hong
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 Bela 
item:-  JandMN : 129
Image © see bottom of page

BPY94.jpg  Plaque:-
"WCC / HANG BRIDGE / REPAIRED 1928" (taken 30.1.2009)  
BPY95.jpg  Warning sign for the electric wires that cross the stream at the bridge.
(taken 30.1.2009)  

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