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Hubberholme Bridge

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Hubberholme Bridge

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Hubberholme Bridge

Historical Environment Record No: MYD34451

Parish: Buckden

OS Grid Reference: SD926782

Dale: Upper Wharfedale

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

Description

A mid- to late 19th century gritstone bridge over the River Wharfe. It has a single arch with radiating voussoirs and projecting parapet coping. The parapets terminate in domed bollards. Until the 18th century, it is claimed that this bridge was an important crossing point of the Wharfe for the main routeway between Lancaster and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 1693 it is recorded as being in “great ruine and decay” in spite of its importance. It was rebuilt in 1734 and its present size reflects the reduced traffic using it after that date.
Source:
Wright, Geoffrey N (1985) Roads and Trackways of the Yorkshire Dales. Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing

Location

From Buckden and B6160 take road west to Hubberholme. Bridge lies on turning to right after 1 1/4 miles.

Public Transport Details

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

Accessibility

Viewable from roadside.


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