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Linton packhorse bridge

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Linton packhorse bridge

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Linton packhorse bridge

Historical Environment Record No: MYD27430

Parish: Linton

OS Grid Reference: SD997627

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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

Description

A pedestrian or packhorse bridge aligned to carry a route towards Burnsall along the south bank of the Wharfe. Also known as ‘Redmayne Bridge’ after Elizabeth Redmayne who reputedly paid for repairs in the late 17th century. Experts however have dated the present bridge to the late 17th or early 18th century with later repairs. It is constructed of gritstone rubble with larger blocks forming the parapets. There is a single shallow arch with a small flood arch to the east. The bridge was superseded by a late 19th century bridge carrying traffic towards the river crossing at Grassington. Source: Wright, Geoffrey N (1985) Roads and Trackways of the Yorkshire Dales. Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing

Location

In the centre of Linton by the village green. Path leads to the bridge and the ford which is next to it.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Linton. 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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