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Gurnal Bridge, Skelsmergh
Gurnal Bridge
site name:-   Sprint, River
site name:-   Gurnal Bridge Lane
civil parish:-   Skelsmergh (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Strickland Roger (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
coordinates:-   SD52099752
1Km square:-   SD5297
10Km square:-   SD59

BJQ34.jpg (taken 16.7.2005)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 33 12) 
placename:-  Gurnal Bridge
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
double line, road, across a stream; bridge 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

Mentioned in 1560. A wooden bridge here fell down in 1724. The inhabitants of Skelsmergh and Strickland Roger parishes had to replace it with a good stone bridge.

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