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22 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

There's one beneath the cathedral that looks to have round arches, but I'm not sure that one has enough arches.

Framwellgate Bridge - could be

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19 minutes ago, Robin Garrett said:

Framwellgate Bridge - could be

Too many arches - only two are visible on Framwellgate bridge.

 

Craig

12 hours ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Perhaps a Durham expert might know if this location is in the North East?

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Not somewhere I recognise.


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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Sorry, mislead you.

I meant this one, Prebend's Bridge:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prebends_Bridge

 

I know this isn't the bridge in the photo, as that one has at least 4 arches, Prebends has only 3, but I think it otherwise looks very similar:

Similar one-colour stone, Round arches, Similar Broad High buttress, similar belt course, similar corbels, similar parapet.

But there again, this style of stone bridge although not by any means universal, might well have been a common style.

Or perhaps more common in the  North of England?

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The only problem I can see, for this being Prebends Bridge,  is that the "ship" / Industrial thing.  In @ 1920  this would be right where Durham school is or was!

 

It also could be Dinghams Bridge, Ludlow.  Heart of KSLI territory.  There again,  according to the 1913 )S 1/25,000 map there's nothing remotely ship like to the North West. 

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2 hours ago, Gunner Hall said:

he only problem I can see, for this being Prebends Bridge

I tried to make it clear, that it isn't Prebends (IMHO), as it doesn't have enough arches.

It just looks like it in many other ways.

2 hours ago, Gunner Hall said:

It also could be Dinghams Bridge, Ludlow

Good suggestion, but:

-Only 3 arches.

- Buttresses appear to be half -round columns and don't seem quite right.

- Not a flat road deck.

 

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15 hours ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

I tried to make it clear, that it isn't Prebends (IMHO), as it doesn't have enough arches.

It just looks like it in many other ways.

Good suggestion, but:

-Only 3 arches.

- Buttresses appear to be half -round columns and don't seem quite right.

- Not a flat road deck.

 

The other aspect which rules out Prebends is that it's in a steep valley (and there's not an open area to the side of more than 30ft or so in width before it hits the steep hillside).

 

It is a relatively common bridge design in the NE - not sure about other areas.

 

Craig

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As one of their battalions was in Ireland, could it be there ?

 

Steve

 

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4 hours ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

It could be any regiment, anywhere...

 

very true ....... but I now know an awful lot more about bridge architecture Dai

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