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Crook Gill packhorse bridge

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Crook Gill packhorse bridge

YDNPA, 2004,


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Crook Gill packhorse bridge

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36266

Parish: Buckden

OS Grid Reference: SD935787

Dale: Upper Wharfedale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

A single span packhorse bridge crossing Crook Gill just before it joins Cray Gill in Wharfedale. It lies on an old packhorse route from Bishopdale into Wharfedale and is a good, unmodified example of a typical packhorse bridge of the sort built from the late Medieval period onwards. It has not been redecked in modern materials or had parapets added. It is constructed of undressed limestone slabs. The arch is shallow with a span of just over 4 metres. The bridge is about 1.7 metres wide. Although it has no parapets, some of the arch stones extend upwards to form an intermittent kerb. The deck of the bridge and the causeways leading to it on either side are cobbled.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Cray. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


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