Green plaque № 11511 in Kendal

Nether Bridge. The route south out of Kendal from Kirkland originally crossed this bridge towards Lancaster and eventually London. In 1376 Edward III made a grant of 'pontage', the right to charge tolls, to "the good men of Kirkeby in Kendal for three years in aid of their bridge which is broken down ..."

The underside of the bridge shows the original packhorse bridge on the downstream side, a middle section added in 1772 when the turnpike road south was built, and an upstream section added in 1908.
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  • Location: Kirkland
  • Parish: Kendal
  • District Council: South Lakeland District Council
  • District Council Ward: Kendal Highgate
  • County Council: Cumbria County Council
  • County Council Electoral Division: Kendal Highgate
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Westmorland and Lonsdale
  • Region: North West
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