Catterick Bridge

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Catterick Bridge
Catterick Bridge is located in North Yorkshire
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Catterick Bridge shown within North Yorkshire
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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, the Catterick Bridge Hotel and a few houses. There has been a coaching inn at this site since at least the 16th century. The present hotel building dates from the 17th century, but has been much altered. It is a Grade II listed building.[2]

Charles Macintosh, the inventor of the Mackintosh raincoat, Sir John Beresford, 1st Baronet and William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford were educated at Catterick Bridge.[3][4]

The Catterick Sunday Market, held at Catterick Racecourse, is the largest Sunday Market in the North of England.[5]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (322319)". Images of England. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (322320)". Images of England. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ "Catterick Sunday Market". Retrieved 10 December 2007. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Catterick Bridge at Wikimedia Commons