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Scheduled Monument: MONKS BRIDGE (1007077)

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Authority Historic England
Other Ref SM Cat. No. 15
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This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records. As such they do not yet have the full descriptions of their modernised counterparts available. A narrow bridge crossing the Dove, a short distance above its junction with the Trent. It has 4 rounded arches with large triangular bastions on either side of the parapet and is carried round to outer sides of these and form refuges for pedestrians which exist........the bridge has been widened by building arches of the same span on to N side of the old ones and these arches are built into the old bastions which form the Springers for these and have consequently lent little projection on this N side, and too? parapet is carried in a straight line. The old part of the arches is ribbed and the newer part plain <1> Narrow gritstone bridge with starlings around N/S cutt waters. Present A38 by passes, but this bridge is still in use by layby traffic, including largest lorries on the link roads. Some 30m of a plain gritstone parapet are broken away and are either in the river or taken away. Round and pear shaped iron tie pieces hold bridge. The whole structure is in a dangerous and decayed state. Grout washed out, parapet broken, starlings rotted and piers eroded and undercut by waters of the Dove. The heavy traffic will collapse bridge soon ! <2> SOURCES = Desc text/M0W819////< 1> ; Desc text/AM107/Hart CR/1984//< 2>

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  • Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1986. Scheduling Notification: Monks Bridge. DERBYSHIRE (PARTS 5-8). SM Cat. No. 15.



Grid reference Centred SK 2683 2698 (55m by 31m)
Map sheet SK22NE

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Aug 23 2021 3:37PM

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