Monument record M18607 - Medieval Bridge, Shelford


BRIDGE (Medieval)


Grid reference SK 65840 42439 (point)
Map sheet SK64SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Shelford, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

(Shelford Priory) granted to the Prior and Convent of Thurgarton, that they and all passengers should have a way through the middle of their meadow of Ogheng, and the ditch of the said meadow without difficulty, for which purpose they would find a bridge, from Martinmas till the beginning of May, if need were. (1)
Supposed position near Gunthorpe (SK 6752 4369) is a conjecture that the bridge was presumably near the Priory. (2) (3)
Bridge is unlikely to have been in this locality (as given by (2). No structural remains at this site. (4)
Source (4) did not refer to source (1). The site of the bridge is more likely to be at above grid ref, crossing the "Old Trent" (the ditch?) to give access across Shelford Meadow to the site of the ferry. (5)

<1> Throsby J, 1790, Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 1, pp 288-289 (Published document). SNT1345.

<2> Houldsworth HO, 1958, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT810.

<3> Houldsworth HO, Hon Corr (Personal comment). SNT789.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT575.

<5> Baddeley V, 2013, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT2605.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: Throsby J. 1790. Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 1. pp 288-289.
  • <2> Personal comment: Houldsworth HO. 1958. OS Corr 6in.
  • <3> Personal comment: Houldsworth HO. Hon Corr.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Personal comment: Baddeley V. 2013. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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