Modern footbridge across Hodge Beck, N of Bransdale Mill, Bransdale

Record ID:  32646 / MNA146616
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Bransdale; North
Civil Parish:  Bransdale; Ryedale; North Yorkshire
Grid Reference:  SE 61981 98028
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Modern footbridge across Hodge Beck, replacing an earlier structure.

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Monument Types

  • FOOTBRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)


Site visit 10/06/2000:
A modern footbridge has been built across the Hodge Beck, adjacent to a former ford (NTSMR 32644), on the route of a track and path (NTSMR 32645).
The bridge is formed by a pair of reinforced concrete beams resting on winged rubble abutments 1.8m high on either bank. There are three hand rails to either side, attached to upright iron stanchions bolted to the beams. This design is replicated in all the footbridges across the beck in the NT Estate (eg NTSMRs 32759 and 33687). It is still in use as a public footpath [1]-[3].

An "F.B." is named on the OS 1912 26" map, and a "Foot Bridge" on the OS 1857 6" map, and a map of 1820 suggests that bridge was originally just a wooden plank [4]-[6].


  • SZU50001 - Unpublished document: Ed Dennison. 2001. Archaeological Property Survey, Bransdale.

  • SZU50008 - Map: Ordnance Survey. 1857. Ordnance Survey 6" map sheet 58. 6". 1st edition.

  • SZU50029 - Map: Ordnance Survey. 1912. Ordnance Survey 1912 25" map sheet 58/7. 1:2,500.

  • SZU50038 - Map: J Moon. 1820. Plan of Bransdale mill. 2 chains to 1".

  • SZU50623 - Digital Image: Ed Dennison. 10/06/2000. Modern footbridge across Hodge Beck.

  • SZU51496 - Photograph - black and white: Ed Dennison. 10/06/2000. Modern footbridge across Hodge Beck. 64. Looking SW.


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Other Statuses and References

  • National Park

Associated Events

  • ENA3857 - Field Survey, Archaeological Property Survey

Associated Finds

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