Building record M1992 - Wash Bridge, Epperstone


BRIDGE (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century); SHEEP WASH (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 65259 47949 (point)
Map sheet SK64NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Epperstone, Newark


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Wash Bridge and sheepwash. (1)
Wash Bridge is Wath Bridge, c 1620; Wash Bridge, 1770. The C17 spelling, if not a clerical error, may be derived from ON "vad" - ford. (2)
The present bridge, of stone and brick, bears the inscribed date 1838; no structural remains of an earlier period were identifiable. Cemented stone walling E and W of the bridge probably constitute the remains of the sheepwash. (4)
A single span structure. Above the keystone is the name 'J. Barnard'. There were no visible remains of the sheepwash, which originally stood to the NW. A rare example of a stone bridge with brick arches but stone keys. The only other example is the Brace Bridge (M17956). (5)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, (5)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

2, digital

<1> OS, 1938, 1:2500, County Series 1938 (Map). SNT1034.

Other Refs: 34/13

<2> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 162 (Published document). SNT670.

<3> Peverel Archaeology Group, 1954, Ann Rept 6, p 24 (Published document). SNT1124.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT575.

<5> Cauldwell JA and White J, 2003, Bridges Survey (Unpublished document). SNT1665.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Map: OS. 1938. 1:2500, County Series 1938.
  • <2> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 162.
  • <3> Published document: Peverel Archaeology Group. 1954. Ann Rept 6. p 24.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Cauldwell JA and White J. 2003. Bridges Survey.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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