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View of the Bridge at Borrowdale in Cumberland

View of the Bridge at Borrowdale in Cumberland

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 31.2.d

Length: 48

Width: 31

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of a bridge over the River Derwent at Borrowdale in Cumbria. The bridge is thought to have been built in c.1675. Bridges built in the 17th and 18th century were usually small, narrow and humped, many being built by farmers to provide better access to their land. The River Derwent rises in Sca Falls and flows through Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite and Cockermouth before joining the Irish Sea at Workington.

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