Catterick Bridge

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Catterick Bridge
Catterick Bridge is located in North Yorkshire
Catterick Bridge
Catterick Bridge
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRichmond
Postcode districtDL10
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54°23′19″N 1°39′02″W / 54.38864°N 1.65047°W / 54.38864; -1.65047Coordinates: 54°23′19″N 1°39′02″W / 54.38864°N 1.65047°W / 54.38864; -1.65047

Catterick Bridge is both a bridge across the River Swale in North Yorkshire, England, about 1 mile north of Catterick, and a hamlet at the south end of the bridge.

The bridge[edit]

The bridge carries the A6136 road (once the Great North Road). It was originally built in 1422, rebuilt probably in the late 16th century and widened in 1792. It is now a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The hamlet[edit]

The hamlet includes Catterick Racecourse and a few houses, the Sunday market, held at the racecourse, was once the largest of its kind in Northern England.[2] After declining fortunes, the market closed in 2016.[3][4]

The former Bridge House Hotel currently stands derelict after a fire destroyed a vast majority of Grade II listed building[5] in 2014. There had been a coaching inn at this site since at least the 16th century.[6] After several attempts to auction the property, it was removed from the market in October 2020 due to lack of interest.[7]

Charles Macintosh, the inventor of the Mackintosh raincoat, Sir John Beresford, 1st Baronet and William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford were educated at Catterick Bridge.[8][9]

The old Catterick Bridge across the River Swale
The Catterick rail bridge over the River Swale

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1131481)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Catterick Sunday Market". Retrieved 10 December 2007.
  3. ^ "Catterick Sunday Market is struggling but will continue, organisers say". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  4. ^ Willis, Joe (9 May 2017). "Meet Mark the Meat Man". Richmondshire Today. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1318300)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Catterick hotel destroyed by fire". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  7. ^ Willis, Joe (30 October 2020). "Fire-damaged landmark hotel removed from auction due to lack of interest". Richmondshire Today. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  8. ^ J. K. Laughton, ‘Beresford, Sir John Poo, first baronet (1766–1844)’, rev. Andrew Lambert, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 30 April 2011
  9. ^ Gordon L. Teffeteller, ‘Beresford, William Carr, Viscount Beresford (1768–1854)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, January 2011 accessed 30 April 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Catterick Bridge at Wikimedia Commons