Monument record M5548 - Rood Bridge and chapel, Blyth


BRIDGE (Medieval); CHAPEL (Medieval)


Grid reference SK 62439 87620 (point)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Blyth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The bridge now called Nornay Bridge was formerly known by the name of the Rood Bridge, on which stood a small chapel with a rood, and a priest in ancient times was in attendance to receive the devotions and offers of travellers. (1)
An entry in the Patent Rolls refers to "Brother John le Marechal, a hermit, working at the causeway and bridge between Blyth and Mattersey". There is also direct reference to Blyth Bridge in an Inquisition of 1378. This bridge may be the same as the Rood Bridge. (2)
The canalising of the Ryton valley has led to the construction of 2 main bridges and a few lesser culverts etc. None are earlier than C18. (3)
Shown on Chapman and Sanderson. (4) (5)

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

<1> Raine J, 1860, History of Parish of Blyth, p 87 (Published document). SNT1173.

<2> Peverel Archaeology Group, 1954, Ann Rept 6, p 25 (Published document). SNT1124.

<3> Wardale CF, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1394.

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

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

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <1> Published document: Raine J. 1860. History of Parish of Blyth. p 87.
  • <2> Published document: Peverel Archaeology Group. 1954. Ann Rept 6. p 25 .
  • <3> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <5> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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