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Grinton Bridge

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Grinton Bridge

YDNPA, 2004,

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Grinton Bridge

Historical Environment Record No: MYD35481

Parish: Grinton

OS Grid Reference: SE046985

Dale: Swaledale

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An important early bridging point over the River Swale lies in Grinton. The present bridge has three semi-circular arches and is built of rubble and ashlar (finely dressed) stone and is of three different phases, late 17th, late 18th and 19th century. The late 17th century bridge is on the upstream side, of rubble construction, the northernmost arch of irregular shape, the other two having added late 18th century voussoirs and cutwaters. The downstream half of the bridge is of late 18th century construction. Both sides have a plain string course below parapets of coursed rubble of 19th century date.


This bridge over the river Swale is at Grinton on the B6270 heading towards Reeth.

Public Transport Details

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


Viewable from roadside.

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