NZ0737 : Waskrow Bridge, Wolsingham

taken 7 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, Great Britain

Waskrow Bridge, Wolsingham
Waskrow Bridge, Wolsingham
Bridge over Waskerley Beck on entering the town of Wolsingham on the road from Tow Law. The earliest large scale OS map shows that the beck was also called the Wascrow.
Wolsingham
Wolsingham is a small market town in County Durham situated where the Waskerley Beck joins the River Wear. It styles itself as the 'Gateway to Weardale'. It is an interesting and friendly place, bustling with life, but with many old and interesting buildings. It now serves a predominantly agricultural community but once had a thriving and important steel works.

My descriptions have been aided by the local book: Wolsingham: Gateway to Weardale by Elaine Ridley, Margaret Shepheard and Vivien Welsh (ISBN 0 953074 97 B)

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

English Heritage learning zone: Wolsingham LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in Durham County Council collection: LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in the Beamish Museum People's Collection LinkExternal link

Wolsingham website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Housing, Dwellings  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0768 3751 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.9508N 1:52.9355W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0769 3752
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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