A Draught of Newton Bridge at Auckland
Medium: Ink wash on paper
A elevation of Newton Bridge in Bishop's Auckland, which as the title says was commissioned by Walter Skirlaw, Bishop of Durham in 1388. It consists of two arches, one of which is about 100ft long and the other, which is more pointed, is 95 foot long. Bishop Auckland was situated at the confluence of the River Wear and the River Gaunless. As a town it enjoyed the patronage of the Bishops of Durham who had a palace here.