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placename:- Derwent Bridge
site name:- Derwent, River
locality:- Cockermouth
parish Cockermouth parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY11643071
10Km square:- NY13

1Km square NY1130


Derwent Bridge -- Derwent, River -- Cockermouth -- Cockermouth -- Cumbria / -- 26.4.2007

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 54 4)

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.

placename:- Derwent Bridge
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 81:-
... The bridge over the Derwent consists of two arches, and is two hundred and seventy feet in length; ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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Implied by a road across the stream.

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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road across the Derwent
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

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 14, Cumberland.
Road crosses:-
a Stone bridg over Darwent fluv:
and meets the River Cocker, no bridge drawn.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Saxton 1579 -- probably relevant

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W of Cockermouth.
county:- Cumberlandia
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
1822. Two segmental spans in tooled masonry, with plain string, over-sailing courses and parapets. Cutwaters are triangular on plan. Carries 2 footpaths and 2 lines of traffic over River Derwent. A simple structure of value to the landscape. Derwent Bridge forms a group with Nos 5 to 19 (odd). Nos 23 to 27 (odd) and Derwent Bridge House, Cote Road.

placename:- Derwent Bridge
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY11643071
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
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Print, lithograph? The Derwent, seen from John Wordsworth's Terrace, Cockermouth, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.28 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
Derwent Bridge in the middle ground.
printed at bottom:-
signed at painting lower left:-
Arthur Tucker
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

mapping:- -- NY11643066 -- NY1130
-- NY11643075 -- NY1130

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