Monument record M17946 - Bridge off Retford Road, Mattersey


BRIDGE (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 69090 89489 (point)
Map sheet SK68NE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Mattersey, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Leland mentions a stone bridge at Mattersay, but the present one is of late C18 design. The three stone arches are semi-circular in shape with brick string courses, and there are stone pilasters over the cut-waters. The width between the parapets is slightly over 10ft. In the C17 the tolls of Mattersay Bridge belonged to the Corporation of Nottingham. (1)
Bridge carrying a footpath over the River Idle. Single span modern bridge, earlier (? Georgian) approach remains of brick and stone construction. Owner of a nearby house mentioned 1958 for the old bridge's demolition. (2)
Crossing marked on Sanderson (3) and Chapman (4).

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

2, digital (one of the approach and one close up)

<1> Jervoise E, 1932, Ancient Bridges of Mid & Eastern England, p 35 (Published document). SNT835.

<2> Cauldwell JA and White J, 2003, Bridges Survey (Unpublished document). SNT1665.

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

<4> Chapman J, 1774, Nottinghamshire - approx 1in (Map). SNT550.

Sources/Archives (5)

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 Unpublished document: Cauldwell JA and White J. 2003.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

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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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