Bridges On The Wansbeck


An old stone bridge carrying the southernmost of the two minor roads from the A696 into the small village of Kirkwhelpington. Coming from the village it lies at the foot of a steep hill and is flanked by houses with extensive gardens. An inscription on the parapet gives the date. The bridge is Grade Two listed and its construction was prompted by John Hodgson the antiquary who once lived here. Sir Charles Parsons, who invented the steam turbine, is buried in the churchyard, The road was once a coach road.

The village is one of Northumberland's most attractive, with St Bartholomew's 13 th century church occupying a central position. There are many stone-built houses and some pleasant gardens, green areas and trees.

 Kirkwhelpington Bridge Facts

Constructed - 1819
Type - single arch, stone.
Position: Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NY 986 843
 Kirkwhelpington Bridge

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