SE5031 : Common Lane Bridge, South Milford

taken 5 years ago, near to South Milford, North Yorkshire, England

Common Lane Bridge, South Milford
Common Lane Bridge, South Milford
Named as such in the Historic England Listing, although some way from Common Lane. Listed Grade II.
The Leeds and Selby Railway which crosses over the bridge was opened in 1834. The bridge was built to enable George Hudson's York and North Midland Railway, opened 1839/40, to pass underneath. Both lines were later merged into the North Eastern Railway. The engineer for the line was George Stephenson. The bridge remains virtually unaltered, including parapets, and the Listing recognises its interest as an early bridge built to allow the crossing of one railway of another and still in original condition.
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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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Railways Bridge: Railway Over Railway Brick Arch Period: Mid 19th Century Date: 1840 other tags: George Stephenson Grade II Listed Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Common Lane Bridge [8] · Railway Bridge [6] · Passing [3] · York and North Midland Railway [2] Other Photos: · Common Lane Bridge, South Milford Title Clusters: · Common Lane Bridge, South Milford [2] ·
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SE5031, 40 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 9 December, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 December, 2019
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5054 3185 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.8320N 1:14.0703W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5062 3151
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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