Boldron Places

The George And Dragon Inn

Boldron Pub


The History of Boldron Pub New

Boldron Post Office





Boldron Well


Boldron Well booklet 29.28

Boldron Bridges

Road Bridge between Boldron and Startforth

An agreement was made in 1836 to bridge Thorsgill Beck at a place where the road forded the stream.

Durham County Record Office Ref: Agreement of the owners of lands at Boldron for the division of waste lands at Boldron between them by the award of George Benson of Eggleston. The proceeds are to be applied to bridging a brook on the Barnard Castle Road, 5 January 1836.

The 1892 Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, however records a footbridge and a ford at this place, but the bridge is shown on the same scale 1912 Ordnance Survey map.


View from Boldron towards Startforth.


View from Startforth towards Boldron


Packhorse/Paddock Bridge

Paddock Bridge crosses Thorsgill Beck and was featured in the Enclosure Award of 1766.  It is situated on one of the footpaths between Boldron and Startforth, just below Boldron Well.  The bridge is narrow, but widens out at the south end to allow people to pass each other.



Road Bridge on West Lane between Boldron and A67

The West Lane connects Boldron with the A67, previously the Bowes to Sunderland Bridge Turnpike road and there was a toll house (no longer standing)  situated on the turnpike road at the end of the West Lane.  This road bridge is of more recent construction than the other road bridge above because there was still only a ford and a foot bridge at the time off the 1912 Ordnance Survey map.  The West Lane was laid out at the time of the Enclosure Award of 1766 and consequently has wide verges for most of it’s length and particularly towards the A67.


View of Bridge from A67 towards Boldron


View of Bridge looking upstream


View of Bridge from Boldron looking towards A67.

Cart Bridge over Thorsgill Beck

The footpath over Boldron and Pearson Moors from near Cottage Farm on the Boldron/Startforth road to Street Head Farm/Startforth Grange crosses Thorsgill Beck at this bridge, which lies to the west of the Boldron-Startforth road bridge. Thorsgill Beck forms the boundary between Boldron and Startforth Parishes here. This bridge appears on the 1893 Ordnance Survey map. The 1766 Enclosure Award referred to this part of Boldron parish as Boldron Inn Moor.


View looking north towards Pearson Moor.


View looking south towards Boldron across Boldron Moor.

Listed Buildings in the Parish

There are five listed structures in Boldron parish.  These are:-

Boldron Farmhouse and attached barn to the east;

Green Cottage;

Milepost opposite east end of Bowes Gate cottages;

West North Field Farmhouse;

Blades Field Farmhouse and attached outbuilding to the east.

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