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Kexby Old Bridge
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Kexby Bridge Looking East over the old Kexby Bridge which is south of the modern A1079 bridge
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Kexby Bridge Three arched stone road bridge over the River Derwent at Kexby. A stone bridge was recorded here in the 1420s, built by York merchant Nicholas Blackburn, although a ferry belonging to the lord of Kexby also operated as late as 1650. An inscription on the current bridge claims that it was built in 1650 although it may incorporate bits of an older structure, and considerable sums of money were spent repairing and possibly improving it between 1778 and 1788. A new bridge was built to the north in the 1960s bypassing the old one. The small village of Kexby is thought to have been hit hard by the Black Death as it was excused from paying about 60% of its tax quota in 1354. More about the history of Kexby can be found at British History Online.


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