Building record M3214 - TRENT BRIDGE AT NEWARK


BRIDGE (Medieval to 21st Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 79638 54135 (62m by 44m)
Map sheet SK75SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Newark, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The Pipe Rolls for the year 1169 record expenditure "for work on the bridge of Neworc" (many refs for repairs etc). (1)
A contract between the Bishop of Lincoln and Edward Downes, drawn up in 1485, from which it appears that the bridge was to be largely of oak, both piers and parapets, and most of the stonework in its making was to go to the provision of defences at its either end. How rapidly such bridges need renovation is shown by the grant for the purpose only a century later of 60 oaks by Queen Elizabeth. (2)
Trent Bridge, Newark shown on Chapman and Sanderson. (3) (4)
Road bridge, 1775, of limestone ashlar and brickwork. Widened 1848-9. Features cast iron hand rail and commemorative panel with overhead lamps. See NIAR archive file for detailed description. (5)
Built in 1775 by Stephen Wright. Footways and railings dated 1848. (6)
The earliest bridge on this site dates back to 1135, but the present structure … was erected in 1775. (7)
See M3215 for toll house.

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

3 prints, 203u/14-16, RCHME

Listed buildings slides, 8 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Jervoise E, 1932, Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England, pp 53-4 (Published document). SNT835.

<2> Peverel Archaeology Group, 1954, Ann Rept 6, p 28 (Published document). SNT1124.

<3> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<4> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<5> TPAT, 1993, NIAR Gazetteer, p 82 (Published document). SNT252.

<6> Pevsner N, 1997, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire (with corrections), p 192 (Monograph). SNT1734.

<7> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 154 (Monograph). SNT5.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 8 slides.
  • <1> Published document: Jervoise E. 1932. Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England. pp 53-4.
  • <2> Published document: Peverel Archaeology Group. 1954. Ann Rept 6. p 28.
  • <3> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <4> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <5> Published document: TPAT. 1993. NIAR Gazetteer. p 82.
  • <6> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1997. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire (with corrections). p 192.
  • <7> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 154.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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