Monument record M6280 - White Bridge, Littleborough


BRIDGE (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 81990 82770 (point)
Map sheet SK88SW
District Bassetlaw
Locality Littleborough
Civil Parish Sturton le Steeple, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

An inquisition in 1253, whether the abbat of Wellebec ought to make the stone bridge between Littilburgh and Levarton … one Adam abbat of that place of his own will made that bridge for the easement of a certain grange, which that house had beyond the Trent. The like inquisition in 1290 … Stretton and Fenton ought to make the said stone bridge. There were certain parcels of land which were to repair the stone bridge between Littilburgh and Happlesthorp. (1)
Staffordebrig 1330 (ford by the landing place). (2)
In 1614-15 it was presented that "a certain bridge called the Stafford Bridge lying near the town of Littleborough and leading from very many northern parts into and towards the several counties of Lincoln and Norfolk is very ruinous so that the lieges of the lord king could not pass without peril of their lives". (3)
White Water Bridge shown, crossing the Seamere (old channel of the Trent?) (4)
White Bridge, crossing Mother Drain (previously Seamere). (5)

<1> Throsby J, 1796, Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3, p 294 (Published document). SNT1347.

<2> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 36 (Published document). SNT670.

<3> Jervoise E, 1932, Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England, p 25 (Published document). SNT835.

<4> Grundy J and Kell G, 1769, A Plan of the Ings Meadows Marshes and other Low Grounds in Laneham etc (Map). SNT2623.

<5> OS, 1899, 1:2500, County Series 1899 (Map). SNT1020.

Other Refs: 10/12

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: Throsby J. 1796. Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3. p 294.
  • <2> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 36.
  • <3> Published document: Jervoise E. 1932. Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England. p 25.
  • <4> Map: Grundy J and Kell G. 1769. A Plan of the Ings Meadows Marshes and other Low Grounds in Laneham etc.
  • <5> Map: OS. 1899. 1:2500, County Series 1899.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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