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Bridge Road

Subject ID:
Boston Spa
Subject Year:
The Francis Frith Collection
Class number:
Frith/Box1/B156/BNA 24
Bridge Road
Undated. Bridge Road looking over the bridge towards Thorp Arch. Thorp Arch Bridge connects the two townships of Boston Spa and Thorp Arch and was completed in 1772. The local Hunt (Bramham Moor) had an interest in the building of a bridge here as the fords could be dangerous when the river was swollen. Various influential people subscribed substantial amounts of money. William Gossip of Thorp Arch and Sir Thomas Gascoigne, Lord of the Manor of Clifford supplied the stone from local quarries.

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