Greta Bridge

Greta Bridge is a small hamlet and village on the banks of the River Greta, three miles South East of the market town of Barnard Castle in the Durham Dales.

The site of an early Roman settlement, the stone bridge at Greta Bridge dates to 1773 and was part of the London to Carlisle mail coach route.

Charles Dickens once stayed in a coaching inn at Greta Bridge and used it as inspiration for the site of Dotheby’s School in his novel Nicholas Nickleby.

The bridge is Grade II listed and required extensive restoration work. Peter Coverdale and his team of stonemasons were commissioned to preserve and fortify it.

  • Resetting of balustrading – bridge railings – including capping
  • Replacement of fractured, weathered and damaged balustrades
  • Works conducted using non-ferrous fixings and traditional lime mortar

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