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Framwellgate Bridge, River Wear, Durham (Durham City)

Framwellgate Bridge, River Wear, Durham 1999
Framwellgate Bridge, River Wear, Durham 1999

Framwellgate Bridge,  Durham 2003
Framwellgate Bridge, Durham 2003

Framwellgate Bridge, Durham 2003
Framwellgate Bridge, Durham 2003

Framwellgate Bridge
Framwellgate Bridge

Framwellgate Bridge is an early fifteenth century replacement of an earlier twelfth century bridge. The original twelfth century bridge was commissioned by Randulf Flambard (2). It was widened in the early nineteenth century. The bridge consists of two flat arches a third arch possibly dating form the 12th century is possibly hidden by latter buildings. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law. It is also a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:D35206
Historical period: Hanoverian (1714 to 1837)
Georgian (1714 to 1830)
Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1322872
Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1002351
Event(s):Durham City medieval secular buildings assessment project 2009; Archaeological Services Durham University
Historic Building Assessment at 1-5 Framwellgate Bridge, Durham City 2003; Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd
RCHME: Durham SAMs Project 1991; Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Durham City


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