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Three Mile Bridge, Great North Road, Newcastle upon Tyne


4008


Newcastle


South Gosforth, Three Mile Bridge (and Pigg's Folly)


South Gosforth


NZ26NW


Transport


Road Transport Site


Road Bridge


Post Medieval


C18


Documentary Evidence


The Three Mile Bridge carried the Newcastle to Morpeth road over the Ouseburn. A strange monument was apparently erected next to the bridge by John Pigg, a town surveyor, inscribed with biblical texts. This "folly", drawn by Samuel Hieronymous Grimm [who made a living by accompanying the well-to-do on their travels, and recorded the journeys in pen-and-ink drawings] in the 18th century, was removed some time in the 19th century.


2425


6955


NZ24256955



<< HER 4008 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 88 Samuel Hieronymous Grimm, C188, The Northumberland Sketchbooks, http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/galleries/grimm; E. Mackenzie, 1825, A View of the County of Northumberland, pp 471-472; R. Welford, 1879, A History of the Parish of Gosforth, pp 23-25

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