Denwick Bridge | Denwick Bridge over River Aln

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DENWICK ROAD 1. 5330 Denwick Bridge NU 1913 7/44 20.2.52. I 2. Dated 1765. Attributed to Robert Mylne, formerly to John Adam. Ashlar built: a single segmental arch spanning the River Aln, with a moulded rim. Octagonal side piers and a parapet of interlaced crescents, the dies with trefoil headed panels. Pointed arcade corbel table cornice to these side piers, modillion cornice to the rest. Below the dies are 2 corbels with a crescent encircled by the Garter and the date MDCCLXV. The spandrels have circular panels containing quatrefoils with on the left the Percy Lion and on the right a fesse engrellee. The bridge has been widened and the north side is quite plain. Twenty yards to the west there is a subsidiary bridge over the escape stream from nearby weir.


DENWICK B 1340 NU 11 SE 10/35 Denwick Bridge, 10.1.53 over River Aln I Bridge, dated 1766 perhaps by Robert Mylne. Squared stone with ashlar dressings. Gothick style. Single round arch with chamfer and moulded ring. West face has semi-octagonal projections flanking arch; in spandrels of arch cusped circles with shields bearing Percy lion (left) and 5 fusils of old Percy (right). Moulded dentil cornice with 2 corbels each bearing Percy crescent and date in Roman numerals; flanking projections have cornice on arched corbel table. Openwork parapet of interlinked crescents, with flat moulded coping of blocks linked by metal clamps. East face plainer, with stepped arch and dentil cornice, flanked by pilasters. Splayed wing walls with chamfered coping on north. Partly in Alnwick U.D.

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