BRIDGE (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 71261 74215 (21m by 10m)
Map sheet SK77SW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish West Drayton, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Small stone bridge which has 2 pointed arches with chamfered arch rings, the only bridge of this type in the county. Its total span is only 9yds, but the width is about 18ft, the bridge having been widened by means of concrete girders. (1)
Probably an Elizabethan bridge, c 1600 AD. Stone cutwater N and S, concrete pillars and scaffold rails do little to enhance bridge, which can only be realized when one is below the main structure. (2)
Reference to bridge in 1216. (4)
Shown on Chapman and Sanderson. (5) (6)
NB Listed as "Eel Pie Bridge".

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

1 colour print, neg B7/4, SMR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Jervoise E, 1932, Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England, pp 34-5 (Published document). SNT835.

<2> Hart CR, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT753.

<3> Thoroton Society, 1955, TTS, pp 98-9 (Published document). SNT369.

<4> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 48 (Published document). SNT670.

<5> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<6> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

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  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • <1> Published document: Jervoise E. 1932. Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England. pp 34-5.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Hart CR. AM107.
  • <3> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1955. TTS. 59. pp 98-9.
  • <4> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 48.
  • <5> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <6> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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