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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1121041



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityCotherstone
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityHunderthwaite

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Jun-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111197

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COTHERSTONE B 6277 NZ 02 SW 11/35 Balder Bridge 12/1/67 (previously listed in the Civil Parish of Hunderthwaite) II* Road bridge over the River Balder. Probably C15, rebuilt c.1681, upstream side widened 1896, downstream parapet and upstream face partly rebuilt in 1983. Sandstone ashlar with snecked and rock-faced rebuilt sections.

Roadway on 4 medieval ribs; 2 similar ribs added to upstream side in 1896. Downstream face: depressed-pointed arch of 2 chamfered orders; band, with chamfered soffit, raked to either side above arch; similarly raked, flat-coped parapet. Upstream face has similar arch. Horizontal parapet, with raking end sections, defined by band and flat coping; central corbelled refuge.

This bridge straddles the parishes of Cotherstone and Hunderthwaite.

E Jervoise. The Ancient Bridgesof The North of England, 1931 p 48.

Listing NGR: NZ0091420031

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Jervoise, E , The Ancient Bridges in the North of England, (1931), 48

National Grid Reference: NZ 00914 20031


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