From here, cross Church Ravine via the restored Church Bridge, which was built in 1871 and replaced a lower stone bridge that was washed away in a storm in 1857. Beside the bridge is a spring where the fishermen came to fill their water barrels. If you look down to your left near the far side of the bridge you can see the spring at the bottom of the steps. Until 1889, the ravine formed part of the boundary between the East and North Ridings. Consequently, someone described as being “bound for the North Riding” was not expected to live long.

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