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Ulshaw Bridge - North Yorkshire

Postby LINDAWALLIS31 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:57 am

Hello
My friend's father is interested to see if anyone knows the history of the Sundial Base which forms part of Ulshaw Bridge in North Yorkshire.

The sundial base is inscribed "R.W. 1674", which is when I think the bridge was built.

The bridge is Grade II listed, but also seems to listed as an ancient monument?

Anyone have any further info they can give me?
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Re: Ulshaw Bridge - North Yorkshire

Postby Sylcec » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:51 pm

Indeed the British Heritage Listing is as follows, which confirms the date of 1674:
SE 18 NW THORNTON STEWARD ULSHAW

3/133 Ulshaw Bridge
(Formerly listed under General
15.2.67 in the CIVAL PARISH OF EAST
- II WITTON WITHIN)

Bridge. Dated 1674. Ashlar and rubble. 4 segmental arches of 2 orders,
one chamfered, with large triangular cutwaters between. Rusticated rubble
parapets. Cutwaters form refuges with stone seats at top, except for outer
2 on downstream side which have been reduced in size. In central refuge on
upstream side, an octagonal sundial base inscribed 'R W 1674'. Scheduled as
an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SE1451987226
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