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placename:- Langwathby Bridge
site name:- Eden, River
locality:- Langwathby
parish Langwathby parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
bridge
coordinates:- NY56593351
10Km square:- NY53

1Km square NY5633

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Langwathby Bridge -- Eden, River -- Langwathby -- Langwathby -- Cumbria / -- 26.8.2005
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Langwathby Bridge -- Eden, River -- Langwathby -- Langwathby -- Cumbria / -- 26.8.2005

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 50)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
Longwathby Bridge

placename:- Longwathby Bridge
date:- 1867=1868
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) -- presumably relevant

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 130:-
...
At the village of Longwathby the tourist will cross the Eden by a good bridge of five arches, built in 1636. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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road across the Eden, by a ford?
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

hearsay An earlier stone bridge was built 1685, replacing a long ford, a lang wath, across the river here. The bridge was washed away in floods, March 1968.; this is a temporary replacement.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008

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