SE3967 : The bridge at Boroughbridge

taken 2 years ago, near to Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The bridge at Boroughbridge
The bridge at Boroughbridge
A view from the left bank of the Ure upstream of the bridge. This area is shown on the map as the site of a battle in 1322. No doubt this is an ancient crossing point of the Ure, although the present stone bridge only dates from 1785, possibly the work of the famous roadbuilder "Blind Jack" Metcalfe. It has of course been repaired and altered since then but is listed grade 2 (list entries 1293851 / 1150088). The dual listing reflects the fact that the river here is a significant boundary - between the parishes of Boroughbridge and Langthorpe but also between the Dioceses of Ripon [now Leeds] and York, and the former West and North Ridings (although both sides are now in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire).
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."
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Date (from Tags)
1785 
River (from Tags)
Ure (Yorkshire) 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3963 6700 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:5.8427N 1:23.7307W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3957 6704
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Road Bridge  Grade II Listed  Site of Battle  Former County Boundary  Diocesan Boundary  Parish Boundary 

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