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Hunters Sty medieval packhorse bridge

An ancient stone arch crosses over the River Esk near the village of Westerdale in North Yorkshire by the road towards Kildale though the modern road crosses the Esk by a ford nearby. This route would have been well travelled in the past as the way to Baysdale Abbey and Gisborough Priory. The bridge was restored by the Duncombe family in the late 19th century (A date stone on the downstream side states 1874), but the underside of the arch retains interesting Medieval ribbed stonework. It is thought the Knights Templar may have been involved in the construction; it is of that period.

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  • Uploaded on March 7, 2012
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    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/03/06 17:12:46
    • Exposure: 0.800s
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash