17 April. Crook-o-Lune Bridge, Crowther alias Lune Bridge and
other bridges between Westmorland and Yorkshire being in decay;
order to the chief constable of Lonsdale Ward, Mr. Jas. Bland and
Mr. Joseph Ward to view and give an estimate. Report as follows:—
Crook-o'-Lune Bridge £2; Crowther alias Lune Bridge £6; Old Lune
Bridge £3. Order for assessment of a moiety of these sums in Kendal
and Lonsdale Wards, and the clerk of the peace to certify the justices
for the West Riding what this court has done. K. Order Book, 16961724.
18 January. Presentment that Crooke-o'-Loon Bridge is in
decay for want of repair. K. Indictment Book, 1692–1724.
13 July. Presentment that half of a certain bridge called Crook
Lune Bridge is one of the public bridges and that the said bridge
and 300 feet at the west end is in great decay and ought to be repaired
at the public expense of the county. (K. Indictment Book, 1750–60).
Ordered that the two high constables view and report. (Ibid).
On the 18 September following it was ordered that the high constables
do forthwith contract with some able and experienced workmen for
the effectual repair of the half share of Crooked Lune Bridge, at as
low a rate as possible. On a certificate that the bridge was then
sufficiently repaired the indictment was discharged on 9 January,
1758, when it was ordered that the sum of £3 be paid to Richard
Newby for the repair thereof. K. Order Book, 1750–60.
14 July. Ordered that Mr. Cooke, high constable of Lonsdale
Ward, do pay the County's share for the repair of Crook o' Lune
Bridge as contracted for K. Order Book, 1770–80.
14 July. Order to repair the Crook of Lune Bridge. K. Order
The Act for inclosing Dillicar Common was passed in 13 and 14
Victoria, c. 8.
In an Act (35 Vict., c. 87) for conferring additional powers on the
London and North-Western Railway Co., leave was given to make
a new road, instead of the existing level crossing, commencing from
and out of the turnpike road leading from Sedbergh to Borrow Bridge
at a point thereon 80 yards north of the point where that road crosses
the Railway on the level and terminating by a junction with the same
road at a point thereon 20 yards or thereabouts south of the said
level crossing. They may stop up and discontinue as a turnpike road
or public highway and appropriate to the purposes of their undertaking
so much of the before-mentioned existing turnpike road as extends
for a distance of 5 yards on each side of the Railway.