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Monument record MDR10099 - Schoolhouse Bridge, School Lane, Ashbourne

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Schoolhouse Bridge. 18th century. (1) There is a reference to 'the Schoole Bridge' in 1637, no doubt named from the old Grammar School. (2) A bridge is mentioned on or near the site of the Schoolhouse Bridge in 1290 in relation to the vicarage. A map of Ashbourne dated 1547 depicts the bridge, accessed both by a lane leading down from Church Street and by a lane or track from the churchyard. There is a further reference in the Derbyshire Sessions in 1698 when it was decided that "a new foot-bridge of timber be built. Mr William James to have to his own use stone already laid down and the materials of the old bridge". The exact site or sites of the early bridges in relation to the present bridge is not known. (3-5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 16.1, with photo.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. 'The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part II', English Place-Name Society. p 342.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Jervoise, E. 1932. The Ancient Bridges of Mid and Eastern England. p 19.
  • <4> Article in serial: Yates, E M. 1960. 'Map of Ashbourne, Derbyshire', Geographical Journal. Vol. 126, pp 479-481.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Stroud, G. 2001. Extensive Urban Survey: Ashbourne. Archaeological Assessment Report.. p 16, Component 9.



Grid reference Centred SK 17719 46347 (15m by 24m)

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Record last edited

Aug 16 2016 2:00PM

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