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16. Westerdale (4) Medieval Westerdale -  pack horse bridge and Christ Church

The Old Medieval Bridge, Westerdale Village

Westerdale Bridge

The medieval packhorse bridge below the village out on the Westerdale-Kildale road, presumably of medieval origin and is approached down a 'sunken' lane when descending from the main village .

Winter scene of what is known as Hunter's Sty Bridge .

 

Westerdale Bridge

Under the 'ribbed' bridge are arches of reinforcing stones from the restoration work of 1874.

 

Westerdale Bridge

The worn stones on the bridge, similar to what you find on the stone trods or pannier ways across the moors.


Christ Church, Westerdale

The church is medieval in origin but substantially rebuilt in 1838 - inscribed on tower.

 

 

 

 

 

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The nave and chancel.

 

Some of the stained glass windows of Christ Church.

 

The medieval gravestone slabs.

 

The refurbished village, ready for the last? Mel Supper

 

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