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placename:- Eden Bridge
site name:- Eden, River
locality:- Carlisle
parish Carlisle city, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
bridge
coordinates:- NY40075656
10Km square:- NY45

1Km square NY4056

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Eden Bridge -- Eden, River -- Carlisle -- Carlisle -- Cumbria / -- Upstream face - the 1932 widenning? -- 29.9.2009
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Eden Bridge -- Eden, River -- Carlisle -- Carlisle -- Cumbria / -- Plaque:- -- 'IN FORMER TIMES VARIOUS BRIDGES / OF WOOD AND LATER OF STONE / SPANNED THE TWO BRANCHES OF THE / EDEN NEAR THIS POINT / THE PRESENT BRIDGE WAS DESIGNED / BY ROBERT SMIRKE IN 1815 AND DOUBLED / IN WIDTH IN 1932.' -- 29.9.2009

source:- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
... A modern but striking architectural work is the handsome bridge by which we cross the Eden to continue our northward journey.

date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

old map:- Bell 1833

Maps, Westmoreland, scale about 5.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by James Bell? engraved by R Scott, published by Archibald Fullarton and Co, Glasgow, Strathclyde, about 1833-34; published 1833-46.
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date:- 1833
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
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date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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double line across the Eden
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Smith 1752

Estate plan, Map of the Soccage Lands at Carlisle, scale about 27 ins to 1 mile, by George Smith, 1752.
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EDEN BRIDGE

placename:- Eden Bridge
date:- 1752
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old map:- Bowen 1720 (plate 161)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
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Over the Eden north of the city.
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Double line over a stream, over the Eden at Carlisle.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 62)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 0, Cumberland.
road crosses:-
Eden flu
no bridge is drawn.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 86)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 69, Cumberland.
Road crosses the river on the further side (north) of Carlisle.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 38)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 301, Cumberland.
Road crosses the:-
Eden Flu:
beyond (north) of the town, carrying the road to the north, no bridge drawn.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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double line across the Eden, N side of Carlisle
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Over River Eden.
county:- Cumberlandia
bridge
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old print:-
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Print, White Cottages, Eden Bridge, Carlisle, Cumberland, by William Ashton, 1890s.
signed at bottom right:-
W Ashton
inscribed at bottom left of paper:-
White Cottages Eden Bridge
signed at bottom right:-
W. Ashton.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Widening of Eden Bridge, Carlisle, Cumberland, by J Robinson, 1932.
Drawing of Eden Bridge from the bank of the river Eden below. It shows wooden platforms in the river in front of the bridge on which can be seen a crane and scaffolding where men are working.
date:- 1932
period:- 1930s

old print:-
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Print, hand coloured, View of Carlisle, and the River Eden, Cumberland, painted by Paul Sandby, drawn by Frederick, Viscount Duncannon, engraved by Francis Chesham, published by G Kearsley, Fleet Street, London, 1780.
In centre foreground are two fishermen, one standing whilst the other sits on the riverbank. To left, two other fishermen in a rowing boat haul in their nets. The wide river flows horizontally across composition; it is spanned by a double span stone bridge through which the city of Carlisle is viewed.
inscribed at bottom left, on print:-
Duncannon del. P. Sandby R.A. pinxt.
printed at bottom centre:-
VIEW of CARLISLE. Published as the Act directs by G. Kearsley, in Fleet Street, May 1, 1780.
inscribed at bottom right, on print:-
F. Chesham sculpt.
person:- fisherman
date:- 1780
period:- 18th century, late

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Carlisle from the Sands, Cumberland, by William Henry Nutter, 1868.
View of Carlisle at sunset from beside the River Eden which flows to right of composition, cattle lingering in the shallows beside the left hand bank. It is spanned by Eden Bridge which crosses composition horizontally. The city lies beyond, reflected by the river. The cathedral stands to left of composition, factory chimneys to its right and the castle in the centre.
signed & dated at bottom left:-
W.H. Nutter 1868
date:- 1868
period:- 19th century, late

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Eden Bridge, View of Carlisle from Stanwix, Cumberland, by William Henry Nutter, 1842.
Panoramic view of Carlisle from an elevated perspective on a dull autumn day. The city lies beyond the far bank of the River Eden, the bridge across which stands in centre of composition. Cattle stand in the shallows and a flock of sheep graze in the foreground meadow. Smoke is emitted from several of the factory chimneys. Hazy hills rise in the distance.
signed & dated at bottom right:-
W H Nutter 1842
date:- 1842
period:- 19th century, early

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Carlisle from Rickerby Park in the Year of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, Carlisle, Cumberland, by Thomas Bushby, 1897.
Autumn; view of Carlisle from an elevated perspective on Greeny Banks beside Eden Bridge which crosses the composition diagonally. Sheep and cattle graze in the foreground beside a small area of land which is fenced off, with clothes hanging out to dry. The city stands beyond the far bank of the river, with the Cout Houses visible to left of composition, the cathedral in the centre and Dixon's chimney and the castle to right. Distant hills rise beyond.
inscribed at bottom centre:-
Carlisle in 1897 the Year of Her Majesty's Jubilee
signed & dated at bottom right:-
Thos. Bushby 1897
date:- 1897
period:- 19th century, late

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Carlisle from Greeny Bank, Cumberland, by Thomas Bushby, 1917.
View of Carlisle across the river Eden with Eden Bridge on right. On nearside, cattle graze beside the water. Two sketched figures walk along a path at the foot of Greeny Bank.
signed & dated at bottom left:-
Thos. Bushby. 1917
inscribed at reverse:-
Carlisle from Greeny Bank Thos. Bushby Victoria Lodge Currock Carlisle 1917
date:- 1917
period:- 1910s

old print:-
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Print, A View of the City of Carlisle, Cumberland, by Robert Carlyle snr, about 1820.
Panoramic view of the city of Carlisle from across the River Eden in the shallows of which stand three horned cows. In the middle distance stands Eden Bridge across which carriages and carts pass to and from the city beyond which rise distant hills.
An advertisement for this work appeared in Carlisle Patriot 23 September 1820.
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early

old map:- Burghley 1590 (facsimile)

courtesy of the National Library of Scotland
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bridge over the Eden at Carlisle

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
EDEN BRIDGE / / / CARLISLE / CARLISLE / CUMBRIA / I / 386570 / NY4005556571
courtesy of English Heritage
Road bridge over River Eden. 1812-15, for the County of Cumberland by Robert Smirke, with various minor alterations and 1932 widening by Percy Dalton, City Engineer. Reeded calciferous sandstone ashlar. 5 segmental arches of double width, on rounded piers, with flush voussoirs, string course and solid parapet. North to south alignment. Abutments project at either side on the south and the north-west but replaced by steps on north-east as an entrance to Rickerby Park; the recesses in the parapets above the abutments have a stone seat with flanking rectangular cast-iron gas lamp brackets now surmounted by C20 electric light globes. A pedestrian tunnel was cut through the south in 1902, lined with white glazed bricks; external stone steps were added on the south-west side to reach the tunnel; a ramp gives access at the other side. Under the arches can be seen the cleaner stonework of the extension on the east side which has a face exactly matching that on the west but of new stone. Cut onto the south-west abutment are the various flood dates and levels, but most are now weathered - DEC 13TH 1852 and 1857 are visible. Fixed onto the bridge parapet are various bronze plaques giving a brief history and a central one recording the widening. Under the arches in the river bed are the remains of a C16 bridge and its associated piling discovered during dredging in 1951. For history of site see Hogg CWAAS, Trans.NS LII and Macdonald, CWAAS, Trans.NS LXXI. This was one of the two bridges built together but the southern channel of the river was left dry and gradually filled; the southern bridge was demolished in 1969-70 to make way for the inner ring road. A Scheduled Ancient Monument. (Cumb. & West. Antiquarian & Archaeological Soc., New Series: Hogg, Robert: LII: The Historic Crossings of the River Eden: P.131-159; Cumb. & West. Antiquarian & Archaeological Soc., New Series: MacDonald MIM: LXXI: The building of the New Eden Bridge: P.248-259).

placename:- Eden Bridge
district:- Carlisle
listed building
coordinates:- NY40055657
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Harwood 1842

Set of prints, uncoloured engravings bound in a booklet, Harwood's Views of the Lakes, drawn by John and Frederick Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, about 1842.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Carlisle, Cumberland, engraved and published by John and Frederick Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, about 1842.
printed at bottom left, centre:-
London, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch Street. / Carlisle.
date:- 1842
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, View of the City of Carlisle, Cumberland, published in the Penny Magazine, by Charles Knight, 22 Ludgate Street and 13 Pall Mall East, London, 3 August 1833.
printed at bottom:-
(View of the City of Carlisle.) / ...
date:- 1833
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Thurnam 1835

Set of prints, lithographs, with descriptive text, Carlisle in the Olden Time, drawings by M E Nutter et al, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, Cumberland, by Ackermann and Co and others, London, 1835.
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Print, uncoloured lithograph, Carlisle from near Stanwix Bank, Cumberland, drawn by M E Nutter, lithographed by Giles, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, Cumberland, by Ackermann and Co, by Hodgson, Boys, and Graves, and by Charles Tilt, London, 1835.
Printed by Graf and Soret.
Included in Carlisle in the Olden Time.
printed at bottom:-
Drawn by M. E. Nutter from the original sketch. / Giles lithog. / CARLISLE FROM NEAR STANWIX BANK. / UPWARDS OF ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. / Carlisle, Published by Charles Thurnam. / London. Ackermann & Co. - Hodgson, Boys, and Graves & Charles Tilt. / Printed by Graf & Soret.
date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Prospect of the City of Carlisle, Cumberland, published late 18th century.
Included in The Modern Universal British Traveller. The city has town walls and gates.
printed at top:-
Engraved for The Modern Universal British Traveller
printed at bottom:-
Prospect of the CITY of CARLISLE, in Cumberland.
date:- 1780=1799
period:- 18th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Carlisle, Cumberland, published by the Illustrated London News, 12 August 1882.
Illustrations of place visited by the Royal Archaeological Institute.
date:- 1882
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Carlisle from Rickerby Park, Carlisle, Cumberland, published 1900s?
On p.261 of Our Own Country.
printed at lower right:-
HAR[ ]WOR[ ]
printed at bottom:-
CARLISLE, FROM RICKERBY PARK.
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Carlisle, Cumberland, drawn by Robert Carlile, engraved and published by J Walker, 16 Rosomans Street, London, 1797.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Engraved by J. Walker from an Original Drawing by Mr. Robt. Carlile. / Published Octr. 2d. 1797, by J. Walker, No.16 Rosomans Street, London. / CARLISLE.
date:- 1797
period:- 18th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, View of the City of Carlisle, Cumberland, published late 19th century?
printed at bottom:-
2255.- View of the City of Carlisle
date:- 1880=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Carlisle, Cumberland, published late 19th century?
printed at bottom:-
CARLISLE.
date:- 1880=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Carlisle, Cumberland, engraved by Owen, published at the Albion Press, London, 1818.
Eden Bridge with the town in the background.
printed at bottom:-
CARLISLE, CUMBERLAND.
printed at lower on page:-
[ ]Albion Press, London, 1818. / Owen sculpt.
date:- 1818
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Carlisle, Cumberland, painted by G Arnald, engraved by J Greig, published by Longman and Co, Paternoster Row, London, 1815.
Included in the Border Antiquities of England and Scotland.
printed at bottom:-
Engraved by J. Greig, from a Painting by G. Arnald, for the Border Antiquities of England & Scotland. / CARLISLE. / (General View) / Cumberland. / London. Published Nov. 1. 1815, for the Proprietors by Longman & Co Paternoster Row.
date:- 1815
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Carlisle, from the North, Cumberland, drawn by W Westall, engraved by E Francis, about 1830s?
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Drawn by W. Westall, A.R.A. / Engraved by _ Francis. / CARLISLE, / FROM THE NORTH.
date:- 1830=1839
period:- 19th century, early

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