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Listed Building record MDR15115 - Lumford Bridge, Bakewell

Type and Period (1)

  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

A grade II listed bridge built in the early-mid 19th century. It is built of deeply-coursed sandstone. It has three segmental arches, the central arch being larger. It has rock-faced voussoirs with drafted margins, and keystones. It also has a deeply-coursed parapet with ashlar copings, with square end piers that have pyramidal caps. (1) This bridge is listed for group value, along with the building (late 18th century to early 19th century) which lies immediately to the north-west and facing the mill stream. Lumford Mill is built on the site of Richard Arkwright's third mill, and his first designed to harness power from river water. (2) Lumford Bridge dates to around 1777-8 and was constructed in association with Richard Arkwright's cotton mill at Lumford. De-silting work was carried out in November 2001, on the north bank only, upstream and downstream of the bridge, where silt and gravel banks had built up; and under the northernmost arch of the bridge, where silt had blocked the flow of water. No foundations or earlier deposits were exposed during the works. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE no: 1132648.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Bell, S (ARCUS). 2002. An archaeological watching brief at Lumford & Ashford Bridges on the River Wye and Matlock Bridge on the River Derwent.
  • <3> Unpublished document: May, R (ARCUS). 2002. Derbyshire Historic Bridge, research report. HER Doc. No. 624; p. 5.



Grid reference Centred SK 2126 6899 (13m by 19m)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3694
  • EDR3693

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Record last edited

Nov 6 2023 1:27PM

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