Friday, 13 May 2016

Latest on Sizergh footbridge

Although not in Natland parish many Natlanders will be familiar with the suspension bridge across the river Kent at Sedgwick. Earlier this year the bridge was closed, but it has now re-opened after a successful ‘load test’ and replacement of some superficial timberwork.

An extract from an English Heritage survey (click here to read) gives some historical context for the bridge, and comes from the National Trust surveyor. 

The Hornyold-Strickland family (mentioned) still reside at Sizergh Castle, and own both The Helm common and the village green in Natland. For those who would like to find out more about these parish assets, Henry Hornyold-Strickland will be speaking at the Annual Parish Meeting.