NU1800 : Felton Old Bridge

taken 11 years ago, near to Felton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Felton Old Bridge
Felton Old Bridge
Keys to the Past Web Site: The medieval bridge at Felton was probably built in the 15th century and has three arches spanning the River Coquet. Despite having been widened in the 18th or 19th century, it now carries only pedestrian traffic, a new bridge having been built next to it in the early 20th century. The bridge is built of sandstone and each pier has pointed cutwaters to help the water flow around them. Little documentary evidence has been found for the history of the bridge but an early charter shows there has been a bridge of some kind at Felton since at least the 12th century. The crossing at Felton was an important part of the route between Newcastle upon Tyne and Berwick-upon-Tweed. This is a Scheduled Monument and Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.
At one time this bridge carried the Great North Road (A1) even when the bridge was replaced Felton could be a bit of a bottle neck. Since a by-pass was built Felton had returned to its more tranquil days.
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Thursday, 8 February, 2007   (more nearby)
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Friday, 9 February, 2007
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Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 184 002 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:17.7665N 1:42.6593W
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