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Stenkrith Bridge, Kirkby Stephen
Stenkrith Bridge
site name:-   Eden, River
locality:-   Stenkrith
locality:-   Kirkby Stephen
civil parish:-   Kirkby Stephen (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Nateby (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
coordinates:-   NY77290747
1Km square:-   NY7707
10Km square:-   NY70

BNX61.jpg (taken 8.8.2007)  
BOC60.jpg (taken 5.9.2007)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 23 15) 
placename:-  Stenkrith 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:- 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 Eden 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Stenkrith 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.
"Stenkrith Bridge"
double line, road, across a stream; bridge 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old text:- Pennant 1773
placename:-  Stencrake Bridge
source data:-   Book, A Tour from Downing to Alston Moor, 1773, by Thomas Pennant, published by Edward Harding, 98 Pall Mall, London, 1801.
image PEN6p134, button  goto source
Pennant's Tour 1773, page 134  "... I returned to Kirkby over Stencrake-bridge, a single arch, of a great height, flung over the Eden from rock to rock: ..."

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 Eden 
item:-  JandMN : 129
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evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
placename:-  Stankthred Bridge
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1799 p.642  "Garden-court, Temple, July 18."
"Mr. URBAN,"
"IF an ordinary observer of Nature may find his way into your respectable Magazine as well as the more minute enquirers into that subject, may I beg leave, through the medium of it, to publish a short description of what appears to me a most striking natural curiosity in the North of England? It is called by the country-people STANKTHRED BRIDGE, and is about half a mile West of the town of Kirby Stephen, in the county of Westmorland."
He then describes Coopkarnal Hole. 

evidence:-   old map:- Cooper 1808
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by R Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London, 1808.
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road across stream; bridge? 
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2007.38.53
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BNX65.jpg  View of river.
(taken 8.8.2007)  

BNX62.jpg  The footbridge in front is called the Millennium Bridge.
(taken 8.8.2007)  

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