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placename:- Doctor's Bridge
site name:- Esk, River
parish Eskdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
packhorse bridge; bridge
coordinates:- NY18940072
10Km square:- NY10
References Hinchcliffe, Ernest: 1994: Packhorse Bridges of England: Cicerone Press (Milnthorpe, Cumbria)

1Km square NY1800

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Doctor's Bridge -- Esk, River -- Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- 20.5.2008
photograph

Doctor's Bridge -- Esk, River -- Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- 20.5.2008

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 79)

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.
Doctor Bridge

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

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
DOCTOR BRIDGE / / / ESKDALE / COPELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76198 / NY1894500735
courtesy of English Heritage
Packhorse bridge, now road bridge. Probably C17, widened in 1734 for Edward Tyson, surgeon, to take his trap. Snecked rubble. Single segmental arch spanning c30 ft. Roadway c9 ft wide (straight joint to arch soffit shows original bridge - south side - c6 ft wide); parapet 3 ft high.

placename:- Doctor Bridge
district:- Copeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY18940073
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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tiny photograph, 
button to large Doctor's Bridge -- Esk, River -- Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- 20.5.2008

Widened for his own convenience by Dr Edward Tyson, surgeon, living at Penny Hill, 1734, so that he could get over with a pony and trap. The original arch, upstream side, can be seen underneath. Now 36 foot span, 10 foot between parapets.
Hinchcliffe, Ernest: 1994: Packhorse Bridges of England: Cicerone Press (Milnthorpe, Cumbria)

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