Bridges On The Blyth


"If anybody told me that it was built on Roman foundations, I wouldn't argue with them, though where the Roman road goes I don't know because I've never looked"

Bob's Bridges. Robert Robson. 1998.

This is probably a 17th century bridge though it could be earlier. It replaced a 13th century bridge dating from the time when Bellasis was a village, though only a farm now exists nearby. There are two arches, one of 40 feet,the smaller one a flood arch of 17 feet. There is a cutwater with a refuge on the west facing side, very useful for pedestrians on this narrow bridge. The central pier is 14 feet wide.

The bridge has been rebuilt several times due to vehicle damage and has both weight and width restrictions.There is a flood arch. It links Horton Grange with the B6524 road south of Morpeth and is situated on a quiet stretch of the river amid farmland. The approach on the north side is rather steep. The bridge is Grade 2 listed.

 Bellasis Bridge Facts

Constructed - 16th or 17th c
Type - arch, 2 arches, stone.
Position: Bellasis, near Horton Grange, Northumberland.
Grid Ref: NZ 191 770
 Bellasis Bridge

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