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Old Lower Hodder Bridge

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Old Lower Hodder Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Cromwells Bridge, River Hodder - Geograph - 5367969.jpg
The bridge in 2017
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Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
Lancashire • Yorkshire
Opening Date
Additional Information
List No:  1163514  (Grade II*)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Crossings related to the B6243
The bridge in 2011 from the New bridge

The Old Lower Hodder Bridge crosses the River Hodder between the parishes of Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley and Great Mitton. It is a sandstone arch bridge which was built in 1562 but replaced in 1819 by a new bridge slightly to the north

Main Article: Lower Hodder Bridge

. The old bridge itself replaces an even older one, of which very little is known about it, other than it was damaged by floods[1].

The bridge is also known as Cromwell's Bridge when his army passed over it on 16th August 1648, the day before the Battle of Preston[2].

The bridge has three segmental arches and triangular cutwaters. The parapets are now missing.

The bridge is listed at grade 2* and was first listed in 1954, but by 2020 appeared on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register as a result of general decay, vegetation and weather encroachment[3].


Old Lower Hodder Bridge
Related Pictures
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Cromwells Bridge, River Hodder - Geograph - 5367969.jpgCromwells Bridge from the B6243 - Geograph - 2283580.jpg
Crossings of the River Ribble and Tributaries
RibbleNew Inn Bridge • Settle Bridge • Runley Bridge • Penny Bridge • Cow Bridge • Brungerley Bridge • Edisford Bridge • Mitton Bridge • Ribchester Bridge • Salmesbury Bridge • Brockholes Bridge • Walton Bridge • Penwortham New Bridge • Guild Way Bridge
HodderOld Lower Hodder Bridge • Lower Hodder Bridge • Higher Hodder Bridge • Doeford Bridge • Burholme Bridge • Newton Bridge (Hodder) • New Bridge • Cross of Greet Bridge

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