Wheelhouse Bridge - 1815 - Cartmel, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 12.113 W 002° 57.197
30U E 503047 N 6005984
Quick Description: There are several bridges across the stream in Cartmel. Wheelhouse bridge has a date of 1815.
Location: Northwest England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/13/2011 4:32:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMCV2T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 3

Long Description:
The centre of Cartmel used to be marshy ground hundreds of years ago, with the river Eea flowing both north and south in the village. Eventually permanent bridges were built across the flows after they were made deeper.
Wheelhouse bridge is named after the structure on the east end of the bridge. The north parapet has the name and date stone. A stone bridge.
The coping stones have "C.C WHEELHOUSE BRIDGE" etched in. The date stone is in the fabric of the wall parapet.

There is plenty of free parking in Cartmel near the bridge.
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1815

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: River Eea

Website (if available): Not listed

Parking (safe parking location): Not Listed

Date stone, plaque location.: Not listed

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