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Bannisdale High Bridge, Whitwell and Selside
Bannisdale High Bridge
site name:-   Bannisdale Beck
locality:-   Bannisdale
civil parish:-   Whitwell and Selside (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Fawcett Forest (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
coordinates:-   NY54100117
1Km square:-   NY5401
10Km square:-   NY50

BJT43.jpg (taken 22.8.2005)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 28 13) 
placename:-  Bannisdale Old Bridge
placename:-  Bannisdale Bridge, Old
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.
Bannisdale Old Bridge

evidence:-   old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 38) 
source data:-   Road strip map, hand coloured engraving, continuation of the Road from London to Carlisle, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675.
In mile 262, Westmorland. 
Road crosses a river, no bridge drawn. 
item:-  JandMN : 21
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evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
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.
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 Bannisdale Beck 
item:-  JandMN : 129
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evidence:-   old map:- Laurie and Whittle 1806
placename:-  Bannisdale Bridge
source data:-   Road map, Completion of the Roads to the Lakes, 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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"Bannisdale Bridge 268"
bridge; distance from London 
item:-  private collection : 18.18
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evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Bannisdale High Bridge
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Bridge over Bannisdale Beck. Probably C18 with late C18 widening to east. Stone rubble with dressed coping. Segmental arch; voussoirs to west side of irregular length, some outer voussoirs to shoulders. Plain parapets. Roadway is 8m wide. Originally on the route of the Heron Syke to Eamont Bridge turnpike road until 1820s when it was replaced by Bannisdale Low Bridge (q.v.) on new route."

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