Pepper Bridge, Priest Lane, Cartmel, Cumbria
N 54° 12.086 W 002° 57.056
30U E 503200 N 6005934
Quick Description: Cartmel village was built on marshy ground until drained by many channelled streams. Pepper Bridge carries Priest Lane over a stream to access the north side of Cartmel Priory.
Location: Northwest England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/4/2010 3:17:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMA8P3
For many centuries the county was responsible for bridge maintenance and building, until then bridges and their approaches were in the care of the parish. When the bridge or approach became too bad, the legal courts would issue an order to repair and provide money. Eventually a county bridge engineer was appointed and money set aside for maintenance.
Length of bridge: 3 metre
Height of bridge: 1.5 Metre
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Road vehicles
What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: yes still carries vehicles
Name of road or trail the bridge services: Priest Lane
Date constructed: Not listed
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