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placename:- Long Bridge
site name:- Derwent, River
locality:- Keswick
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
parish Above Derwent parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
footbridge; bridge
coordinates:- NY25362377
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2523

photograph

Long Bridge -- Derwent, River -- Keswick -- Keswick and Above Derwent -- Cumbria / -- 14.10.2005
photograph

Long Bridge -- Derwent, River -- Keswick -- Keswick and Above Derwent -- Cumbria / -- 14.10.2005

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, Portinscale Bridge, Long Bridge, Portinscale, Cumberland, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 95 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at bottom:-
Portinscale Bridge.

placename:- Portinscale Bridge
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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Implied by a road across the stream.
bridge

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Der)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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road bridge over the Derwent

date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Keswick to Cockermouth road over the River Derwent.
bridge
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Double line over the Derwent, below Keswick.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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two lines cross a stream; bridge
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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double line over a stream; bridge
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Double line crossing the stream.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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double line across the Derwent
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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W of Keswick.
county:- Cumberlandia
bridge
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

source:- see:- Jervoise, E: 1931: Ancient Bridges of the North of England

Long Bridge between Portinscale and Keswick. Two segemental arches, spanning 90 feet; sometime widened from 30 to 54 feet; massive cutwaters.

placename:- Long Bridge

old print:- Pearson 1900s

Guide book, Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
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Print, halftone photograph, Bridge near Portinscales, probably Long Bridge, Keswick, Cumberland, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
On p.169 of Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts.
printed at bottom:-
BRIDGE NEAR PORTINSCALES (p.168).
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Portinscale Bridge, ?Long Bridge, Keswick, Cumberland, by Samuel Bough, 1850.
Boulders lie in foreground; a river with tree lined banks flows beneath a partially obscured stone bridge. Beyond lies Keswick, above which rise rocky fells.
signed & dated at bottom right:-
July 1850 Keswick Sam Bough

other name:- Portinscale Bridge
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

hearsay The present structure is a recent replacement.
The route across this bridge was once a turnpike. This is probably the Long Bridge mentioned by Jervoise, and the once important bridge for the west route from Keswick, to Cockermouth.

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