SE3967 : The Borough Bridge

taken 11 years ago, near to Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Borough Bridge
The Borough Bridge
The old Great North Road crosses the River Ure. The pedestrian footways are now cantilevered out from the main structure of the bridge.
Borough Bridge :: SE3966

The listing of the bridge (Grade II) includes: "It was timber at the time of the Battle of Boroughbridge 1322 but had been rebuilt in stone by mid C16. Constantly repaired throughout the C17-C18, it was widened to nearly twice its original width in 1785 to the designs of John Carr for the sum of 420. The further widening of 1969 left intact the 3 arches, the outer two of which are slightly pointed, each having 5 wide ribs, and the lower part of the chamfered cutwaters to the east side."

Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 November, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 November, 2009
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Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 395 670 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:5.8483N 1:23.7765W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 394 670
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