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Twizel Bridge (Cornhill-on-Tweed; Duddo)

Twizel Bridge, Cornhill and Duddo. 
Photo by Harry Rowland
Twizel Bridge, Cornhill and Duddo. Photo by Harry Rowland

Twizel Bridge probably dates to the early 16th century and is said to have been used by the English troops crossing the River Tweed on the way to the Battle of Flodden. It comprises a single arch springing from wide abutments and was the greatest single span of any bridge in England when it was built. The medieval bridge was slightly altered in the 18th century when the grounds of Twizel Castle were landscaped. The bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 1983 and a modern road bridge built alongside. This is a Scheduled Monument and Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N964
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Historic Bridges in Northumberland 1992; P RYDER
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Historic Bridges in Northumberland 1992; P RYDER

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Duddo
Local History of Cornhill-on-Tweed


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