Monument record M6248 - Bridge over Mother Drain, West Stockwith


BRIDGE (Georgian to Second World War)


Grid reference SK 78709 94690 (point)
Map sheet SK79SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish West Stockwith, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Curved bridge parapet (S side of Canal Lane) with pilasters (remains only) at each end, with a similar wall running parallel about 3m away - clearly a bridge. On the N side of Canal Lane the opposite parapet does not follow the line of the road but is some 10m further N and the land between contains a small brick building (much altered). In 1812 Wm Jessop proposed an extension of the Mother Drain to the Trent, with a sluice near its mouth and steam pumping. This was not completed until 1816, after Jessop's death, and the steam pump was not installed until 1828. The drainage system in the area was remodelled in 1941 changing the flow in the Mother Drain to be westerly (ie no longer draining into the Trent - VB). Up until the late 1960s/early 1970s the bridge is still reported to have existed and at some time since then the lower part of the drain has been completely infilled. Land south of the bridge has now been restored to its original level and is grassed over with no evidence of the original drain remaining. (1)
See M6250 for Mother Drain.

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

HER Illustrations

<1> Blackburn D, 2006, Canal Lane, West Stockwith - Investigation of Historical Significance of Boundary Wall (Monograph). SNT2608.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Monograph: Blackburn D. 2006. Canal Lane, West Stockwith - Investigation of Historical Significance of Boundary Wall.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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