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bridge, Lancaster
site name:-   Lune, River
locality:-   Lancaster
county:-   Lancashire
locality type:-   bridge
coordinates:-   SD475622
1Km square:-   SD4762
10Km square:-   SD46

evidence:-   probably old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 38) 
source data:-   Road strip map, hand coloured engraving, continuation of the Road from London to Carlisle, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675.
In mile 233, Lancashire. 
Road crosses:-  "Lune Flu:"
no bridge drawn. 
item:-  JandMN : 21
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
item:-  coin, danish
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 24:-  "... When the present incommodious bridge was lately repaired, some brass pieces of money were met with under a foundation stone, from which it was conjectured to be of Danish origin. A more ancient bridge stood higher up the river, at Skerton town end: an eligible situation for a new one, which would make a fine and convenient entrance into Lancaster, from the north, and which at present on many accounts it much wants [1]."

evidence:-   old map:- Yates 1786
source data:-   Map, engraving, The County Palatine of Lancaster, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by William Yates, published, London, 1786.

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 170:-  "..."
"Bridges.- The Bridge which formerly spanned the Lune, near the present quay, was of very ancient origin. It has been supposed to be coeval with the sojourn here of the Romans. Other topographers give the Danes the credit for it. There our Saxon ancestors, in a recess supported by projecting rows of corbels, sat, it has been"
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Page 171:-  "said, to administer justice. Its remains, with its broken arches, formed a beautiful specimen of antiquity. It has now, however, entirely disappeared. ..."

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