Ivelet Bridge Top View

Ivelet Bridge

Ivelet Bridge Side View

Ivelet Bridge

Ivelet Bridge Coffin Stone

Ivelet Bridge
Coffin Stone

The picturesque hump-backed bridge at Ivelet crosses the River Swale approximately a mile and half west of Gunnerside.

On the north side of the bridge, set into the verge, is a coffin stone where pall bearers rested with the coffin on their journey from Muker down to the church at Grinton.

Geoffrey White mentions in Walks in Swaledale that the bridge is also 'the reputed haunt of a headless dog whose appearance is locally regarded as an ill omen'.