Building record M4782 - Blyth New Bridge, Blyth


BRIDGE (Georgian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 61732 87208 (27m by 58m)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Blyth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Blyth Bridge was built by Wm Mellish Esq about 1764 at the same time that he divided the River Rhyton, enlarged the lake, diverted and formed a new road as an approach to the bridge and further road of the Priory of Blyth. The distant view of the bridge from the Priory is very handsome. (1)
Stone balustrade in the centre over arch and wrought iron railings. (2)
A once fine magnesian limestone built bridge and balustraded parapets with bulbous ballisters - many broken and replaced or gaps covered with pole fence and wire with temporary red tape. No road restrictions. 3 arches over the river and side walls. (3)
Very elegant 3 arch bridge. (4)
The … surviving bridge of 1770 [was] probably built by John Carr, a great friend of William Mellish. (5)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(2), Ind Arch File

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

5 colour print, negs B47/1,2, SMR

Listed buildings slides, 1 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

Other, 10/5/80, New Bridge, Blyth (Plan). SNT4345.

<1> MOW, 819 (Published document). SNT929.

<2> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<3> Hart CR, 1984, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT754.

<4> Samuels JR, 1985, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1230.

<5> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 79 (Monograph). SNT4.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 1 slides.
  • --- Plan: Other. 10/5/80. New Bridge, Blyth. Larger than A3. scaled and inked.
  • <1> Published document: MOW. 819.
  • <2> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Hart CR. 1984. AM107.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1985. AM107.
  • <5> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 79 .

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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