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placename:- Lowther Bridge
site name:- Lowther, River
locality:- Bradwath
parish Yanwath and Eamont Bridge parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
parish Clifton parish, once in Westmorland
bridge
coordinates:- NY524282
10Km square:- NY52

1Km square NY5228

The bridge is widened in recent times, with ugly parapets, perhaps hiding a more interesting old structure; access to see it is difficult.
photograph

Lowther Bridge -- Lowther, River -- Bradwath -- Yanwath and Eamont Bridge and Clifton -- Cumbria / -- 4.9.2006

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 3 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:- Lowther Bridge
bridge
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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.
bridge

descriptive text:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
pp.25-26:-
... At Lowther Bridge the rivers Emmont and Lowther form a junction. ...

placename:- Lowther Bridge
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Baker 1802 -- possibly relevant

Is it more likely that this is Eamont Bridge?
Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
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Lowther Bridge / 285

placename:- Lowther Bridge
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 267-268
Lowther Bridge / At Lowther Bridge, on r. a T.R. to Appleby.
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page 281-282
Lowther Bridge / At Lowther Bridge, on l. a T.R. to Kendal.

placename:- Lowther Bridge
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 6:-
...
We next come to Lowther Bridge, built over the river Lowther at a place called Bradwath in the boundary-rolls both of the manor of Brougham and Clifton. I am in possession of an old boundary-roll (taken at the perambulation of Gilbert de Engayne, in the 21st year of Edward III. at which time he settled the whole village of Clifton upon his son Henry, and Johanna his wife) and this likewise begins at Bradwath. This bridge likewise divides the parish of Brougham from the parish of Barton.
...

placename:- Lowther Bridge
locality:- Bradwath
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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

descriptive text:- Defoe 1724-26

Travel book, Tour through England and Wales, by Daniel Defoe, published in parts, London, 1724-26.
... the great road leads to the left-hand to Perith, in going to which we first pass the Eden, at a very good stone bridge call'd Louther Bridge, and then the Elnot over another.

placename:- Louther Bridge
date:- 1724=1726
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

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 a stream.
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 38)

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 281, Westmorland.
Road crosses the:-
Lowder Fluvius
no bridge drawn.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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road across stream; bridge?
locality:- East Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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