Monument record MDR6852 - Grindleford Bridge

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Grindleford Bridge, is a triple-arched bridge, of late 17th or early 18th century construction, and is built of ashlar gritstone. The side has semi-circular, voussoired arches and rounded cutwaters with domed caps, above which is a broad band course. The parapet wall has rounded copings and terminates in octagonal piers. The south side has stepped arches, pointed cutwaters and a cambered parapet. (1) Grindleford Bridge is thought to have been built in 1758 when a Turnpike Trust was set up to widen and repair High Road running from Barber Field Cupola to Grindleford Bridge. This may suggest that the current bridge was built to replace an earlier bridging structure. The bridge is also mentioned in a 1759 Turnpike Act: '… and also from the Turnpike Road near Newhaven House to the Turnpike Road near Grindleford Bridge'. Desilting work was undertaken on either side of the bridge in 2006 but provided no additional information. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Bell, S (ARCUS). 2006. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Grindleford Bridge, Derbyshire. SMR Doc. No. 663.



Grid reference Centred SK 2448 7781 (34m by 14m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 3:50PM

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