Keys to the Past

Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland (Bishop Auckland)

Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland  2006
Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland 2006

Newton Cap Bridge 2006
Newton Cap Bridge 2006

Newton Cap Bridge 2006
Newton Cap Bridge 2006

Oblique view of approach to Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
Oblique view of approach to Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

Oblique view across Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
Oblique view across Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

Oblique view across footpath of Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
Oblique view across footpath of Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

View from footpath of Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland down to the river July 2016
View from footpath of Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland down to the river July 2016

Stone entrance to the steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
Stone entrance to the steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

View of east parapet south end leading to steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
View of east parapet south end leading to steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

Second view of east parapet south end leading to steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
Second view of east parapet south end leading to steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

View of bridge from the steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
View of bridge from the steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

View of bridge and river from steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
View of bridge and river from steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

Second view of bridge and river from steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
Second view of bridge and river from steps down from Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

Close up view of underside of Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016
Close up view of underside of Newton Cap Bridge, Bishop Auckland July 2016

A medieval bridge was first recorded here in 1314. By 1565 it was in a poor state. It has two high arches, and a gateway stood at the south end. The bridge is in good condition, though it has had modern walkways added.

Reference number:D37438
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1292118
Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1005581



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bishop Auckland


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