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placename:- Cocker Bridge
site name:- Cocker, River
locality:- Cockermouth
parish Cockermouth parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
bridge
coordinates:- NY12233071
10Km square:- NY13

1Km square NY1230

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Cocker Bridge -- Cocker, River -- Cockermouth -- Cockermouth -- Cumbria / -- 24.3.2006
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Cocker Bridge -- Cocker, River -- Cockermouth -- Cockermouth -- Cumbria / -- A plaque by the road, SW corner of parapet:- -- 'THIS BRIDGE REBUILT A.D. 1828' -- 19.3.2010

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:- Cocker Bridge
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 Cocker is spanned by one noble arch, one hundred and sixty feet long. and was built in 1828 at the cost of £2600.
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Page 137:-
Cockermouth ... has a handsome bridge over the river Cocker, which runs through the town to join the Derwent; ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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 Cocker
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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double line across a stream

county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

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 the Cocker at Cockermouth.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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two lines cross a stream; bridge
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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double line over a stream; bridge
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

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 43, Cumberland.
Road crosses the
Coker fluv:
in Cockermouth, no bridge drawn.
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.
River crossed by a street in Cockermouth, right of the road.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Double line crossing the stream.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

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 Cocker
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
COCKER BRIDGE / / / COCKERMOUTH / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II / 71649 / NY1223630721
courtesy of English Heritage
Rebuilt 1828. Spans River Cocker, near its junction with the Derwent, and carries the main street. Single segmental arch, 5 tall octagonal piers to iron railings on parapets.

placename:- Cocker Bridge
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY12233072
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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