Photographer's Note

Back to Wycoller for one more visit.

There are actually three bridges crossing Wycoller Beck (stream), here you see two, the famous pack-horse bridge and the clapper bridge.

The pack-horse bridge is a two arched structure spanning the beck. Sometimes called Sally's bridge after one of the Cunliffe family who lived in the hall opposite the bridge in the 18th century.

Historians have argued about its age, none are certain, but it is thought to either date from the 13th or 15th century.

Its construction is a bit of an oddity, in that the arches are not equal to each other and the structures base-stone boulders are not level, giving the bridge a somewhat precarious appearance.

The clapper bridge that you see in the foreground is a primitive structure but of massive proportions, three flat gritstone slabs resting on two stone piers.
Thought to date from the 16th-17th century, although it could be earlier.
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  • Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2305 W: 0 N: 7209] (27637)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-30
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  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-09 9:06
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