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©  Paul Eggleston

IoE Number: 335644
Photographer: Paul Eggleston
Date Photographed: 19 March 2002
Date listed: 19 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 19 October 1951
Grade I

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SK49SWROTHERHAMBRIDGE STREET(north side)5/12Rotherham Bridge19.10.51GVI

SK49SW ROTHERHAM BRIDGE STREET (north side) 5/12 Rotherham Bridge 19.10.51 GV I Bridge. C15, widened and extended C18, restored to original form in 1930s. Deeply-coursed, ashlar sandstone. 4 arches with Chapel of Our Lady (q.v.) built onto north side; no longer spans full width of River Don. Each arch with projecting ribs to soffit and double-chamfered pointed arches. River channelled through westernmost arch which has cutwater to upstream side of pier. All downstream piers retain 3-sided cutwaters. Renewed parapet with roll-moulded copings. Described by John Leland in 1540 as '... a fine stone bridge of iiii arches' it served the Richmond to London highway. Widened upstream in 1768 and lengthened in 1769 by John Platt under the supervision of John Carr. Adjacent bridge constructed in the 1930s allowed restoration of the medieval bridge to its original dimensions. Scheduled Ancient Monument. D. Hey, 'Rotherham Bridge', Archaeological Journal, vol 137, 1980, p430.

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