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placename:- Wadshowe Bridge
site name:- Sprint, River
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY49660327
10Km square:- NY40

1Km square NY4903


Wadshowe Bridge -- Sprint, River -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 27.8.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 27 11)

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.
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Wadshowe Bridge

placename:- Wadshowe Bridge
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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double line, road, across a stream; bridge
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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.
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date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

records:- Curwen 1926

Curwen, John F
1750/51 January 18 : Whereas by petition it is set forth that by a violent flood which happened in 1749 Wadshaw Bridge in the high road from Ambleside to Appleby was entirely destroyed and that the inhabitants had to a great expense to themselves rebuilt the said bridge, and that by the said flood also sustained a great loss to the amount of £600, this court having taken the matter of the petition into consideration and compassionating the hardship and great expense hath ordered that the High Constable of Kendale do pay the sum of £8 to the petitioners as a gratuity, but not to be taken as a precedent for any future claims, towards the rebuilding of the said bridge. K. Order Book, 1750-60.

placename:- Wadshaw Bridge
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s
event:- flood

records:- KendalRO : QS AR/2/13/3 220/11

Summary from Quarter Session Rolls; Kendal Christmas Sessions Roll 1750-51
Petition, Jonathan Newton, Matthew Monkhouse, Robert Wilson, Robert Walker, Thomas Hudson, Thomas Hall, had rebuilt Wadshaw bridge (destroyed by flood in 1749) in the highroad from Ambleside to Appleby, desire gratuity. Ordered that the High Constable of Kendal ward pay the petitioners 8. Endorsed. account for repair of bridge with brief details of construction.

placename:- Wadshaw Bridge
person:- : Newton, Jonathan
person:- : Monkhouse, Matthew
person:- : Wilson, Robert
person:- : Walker, Robert
person:- : Hudson, Thomas
person:- : Hall, Thomas
date:- 1750
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

records:- KendalRO : QS AR/2/13/3 213/18

Summary from Quarter Session Rolls; Kendal Christmas Sessions Roll 1749
Petition, Robert Wilson, Mathew Munkhouse, Thomas Hall, Thomas Hudson, Robert Walker and Jonathan Newton of Longsleddale, "in August 1749 a large and serviceable Stone Bridge within Longsleddale afd. was drove down by violent Floods which your Petre are liable to rebuild" the said bridge is necessary to make the highway from Ambleside to Kirkby Stephen passable, petitioners were at great expense 24 years ago in erecting said bridge and have received considerable damage by the said floods. Desire bridge to be rebuilt by county or gratuity.

person:- : Wilson, Robert
person:- : Munkhouse, Mathew
person:- : Hall, Thomas
person:- : Hudson, Thomas
person:- : Walker, Robert
person:- : Newton, Jonathan
date:- 1749
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

records:- Curwen 1926

Curwen, John F
1721/22 January 12 : Waddshow Bridge in Long Sleddale presented to to be very ruinous and in decay to the danger of passengers. K. Indictment Book, 1692-1724.

placename:- Waddshow Bridge
date:- 1722
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

hearsay This is said to be the site of a bridge of a post medieval date (whatever that means)

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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