Monument record M17939 - Twyford bridge


BRIDGE (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 69950 75239 (point)
Map sheet SK67NE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish West Drayton, Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Elkesley, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bridge carrying the old line of Twyford Lane (A1), now a disused track, over the River Poulter. Single span Victorian blue brick and stone structure, new capping on the piers. (1)
Shown on Chapman and Sanderson (2) (3)
The construction of the North road through East Retford was authorised by Act of Parliament in 1766, and the preamble of the Act stated that "the road from Little Drayton to a certain bridge called Twyford Bridge, is narrow and ruinous". This evidently referred to "Forest Road". (4)
Reference to "Twifordbrig" in C13. (5)

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

North east side

<1> Cauldwell JA and White J, 2003, Bridges Survey (Unpublished document). SNT1665.

<2> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

<3> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<4> Jervoise E, 1932, Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England, p 35 (Published document). SNT835.

<5> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 79 (Published document). SNT670.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Unpublished document: Cauldwell JA and White J. 2003. Bridges Survey.
  • <2> Map: Chapman J. 1774. Nottinghamshire - approx 1in.
  • <3> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <4> Published document: Jervoise E. 1932. Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England. p 35.
  • <5> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 79.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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