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placename:- Hawes Bridge
site name:- Kent, River
locality:- Natland
parish Natland parish, once in Westmorland
parish Helsington parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
bridge
coordinates:- SD51158908
10Km square:- SD58

1Km square SD5189

photograph

Hawes Bridge -- Kent, River -- Natland -- Natland and Helsington -- Cumbria / -- From downstream. -- 12.9.2005

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 38 16)

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:- Hawes Bridge
bridge
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
thumbnail J5SD58NW, button to large image
Haws B.
double line, road, across a stream; bridge and circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet?

placename:- Haws Bridge
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760 -- possibly relevant

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

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
HAWES BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KENT / / HAWES LANE / NATLAND / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76451 / SD5115589081
courtesy of English Heritage
HAWES BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KENT / / / HELSINGTON / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 75280 / SD5115589082
courtesy of English Heritage
Bridge probably C18. Limestone rubble with rough dressed limestone copings to parapet. Large triangular cut water between arches on upstream side. Curved in Plan. 2 arches carry single carriageway road over small river gorge in limestone. Forms part of most attractive setting. Local legend has it that the body of Sir Charles de Leyburne of Cunswick Hall (Underbarrow and Bradleyfield Parish) was washed up here after being murdered and thrown into the river by his son Roger, who wished to come into his inheritance so he could marry. Roger said to have committed suicide when the body was found and his ghost haunts- Cunswick Scar.

placename:- Hawes Bridge
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD51158908
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

story There are said to be dobbies chained to the foundations of the bridge. If you see one it will be silent: if you hear one swearing it will be invisible.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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