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placename:- Sadgill Bridge
site name:- Sprint, River
locality:- Sadgill
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
packhorse bridge; bridge
coordinates:- NY48320569
10Km square:- NY40
References Hinchcliffe, Ernest: 1994: Packhorse Bridges of England: Cicerone Press (Milnthorpe, Cumbria)

1Km square NY4805

photograph

Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- North side; notice the discontinuity in the stonework, suggesting the line of the older bridge arch, with no parapet. -- 27.8.2009
photograph

Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- South side; the stonework has no discontinuity, suggesting this is the newer side, parapet and bridge face built as one. -- 7.7.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 27 6,7)

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.
thumbnail C5E001, button to large image
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Hodgson 1828

Map, 4 sheets, Westmorland, by T Hodgson, scale about 1 1/4 inches to 1 mile, engraved by W R Gardner, ?published by C Smith, 1828.
thumbnail Hdg1_47, button to large image
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

records:- Curwen 1926

Curwen, John F
1848 January 8 : Ordered that Mr. Robinson the Bridge Master inspect Sad Gill Bridge and report his opinion as to whether it is a county bridge and liable as such to be repaired by the county. K. Order Book, 1839-76.

placename:- Sad Gill Bridge
person:- Bridge Master : Robinson, Mr
date:- 1848
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

records:- KendalRO : QS AR/2/13/3 213/19

This is Sadgill Bridge, built 14 years before 1749.
Summary from Quarter Session Rolls; Kendal Christmas Sessions Roll 1749
Petition, Michael Mattinson, John Airey and James Anson of Sadgill, Longsleddale, being liable to repair the highway from Kentmere to Longsleddale Head about 14 years ago built a stone bridge at their own expence over the ford at Sadgill, and received a gratuity of 5 from Mr Dennison High Constable of Kendal ward, said bridge "abt September last by very violent & sudden Rain was intirely destroy'd & the Corn Hay & other goods of Your Petre were damag'd to the Value of 100 & upwards." Desire bridge may be rebuilt or assistance.
person:- : Mattinson, Michael
person:- : Airey, John
person:- : Anson, James
date:- 1749
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

records:- Curwen 1926

Curwen, John F
1717 May 3 : The inhabitants of Long Sleddale, Langdale, Grasmere, Rydal and Loughrigg, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Kentmere and several other townships in the Barony of Kendall, show that the great road and public highway between Hawksyde, Ambleside, Shap, Penrith and Appleby, very much used by travellers, drovers and others having occasion frequently to pass and repass to and from the said markets with cattle and other goods, in which public highway there is a water or rivulet called Sadgill which by the violent and sudden rain there is often raised and overflows its banks so that no passenger dare venture to cross the same and many times travellers are forced to stay two or three days before they dare to venture to cross and are often in danger with their cattle of being lost in crossing the said water to the great prejudice of trade, and pray that a bridge may be erected over the same; order that the Chief Constable view the same and report the cost of a bridge on 31 May next. K. Order Book, 1696-1724.
locality:- Sadgill Rivulet
date:- 1717
period:- 18th century, early; 1710s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
SADGILL BRIDGE / / / LONGSLEDDALE / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76408 / NY4832605691
courtesy of English Heritage
Bridge, C17 or early C18, widened on the South side probably during C19. Limestone rubble with single semi-circular arch and steeply sloping parapets with stone copings.

placename:- Sadgill Bridge
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY48320569
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

records:- KendalRO : QS AR/2/13/3 50/3

Summary from Quarter Session Rolls; Kendal Midsummer Petitions Roll 1734
Petition of ... inhabitants of Kentmere: they are often obliged to cross river called Sadgill running between Ambleside and Appleby, there is no bridge and often they cannot cross, desire bridge to be built - High constable to view and report.
date:- 1734
period:- 18th century, early; 1730s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Looking underneath; notice the join in the arch, where the cable lies, and the different footings; probably the older arch on the right - north side, newer addition on the left - south side. -- 7.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Tom Fishwick and lambs on Sadgill Bridge, Good Friday, 2006. -- 15.4.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- And a river in spate. -- 19.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- And a river in spate. -- 19.11.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 5.12.2010

photographs
courtesy of Heaves Hotel
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Painting, watercolour, Longsleddale N from Sadgill, by T J Banks -- 8.2.2011

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sadgill Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Sadgill -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- By J H Hogg, Kendal, 1900s.

hearsay A petition in 1717 wanted a bridge:-
The inhabitants of Long Sleddale, Langdale, Grasmere Rydal and Loughrigg, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Kentmere and several other townships in the Barony of Kendall, show that the great road and public highway between Hawksyde, Ambleside, Shap, Penrith and Appleby, very much used by travellers, drovers and others having occasion frequently to pass and repass to and from the said markets with cattle and other goods, in which public highway there is a water or rivulet called Sadgill which by the violent and sudden rain there is often raised and overflows its banks so that no passenger may dare venture to cross the same and many times travellers are forced to stay two or three days before they dare venture to cross and are often in danger with their cattle of being lost in crossing the said water to the great prejudice of trade, and pray that a bridge may be erected over the same.
Curwen, J F: 1926: Records of Kendal:: vol.3: pp.150-151

mapping:- -- NY 48338 05695 -- NY4805
-- NY 48328 05692 -- NY4805
-- NY 48315 05695 -- NY4805

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