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Bishop Bridge

Hob Uid: 132394
Location :
Norfolk
Norwich
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TG2399008990
Summary : Bridge, the oldest in Norwich, built circa 1340; originally maintained by the bishops but the city given control in 1393. There is a reference to a gate built on the bridge in 1343 and a plan of circa 1650 shows a rectangular tower occupying almost the entire western half of the bridge. The gate has since been demolished.
More information : (TG 23970899) Site of BISHOP GATE (NR)
(TG 23990899) BISHOP BRIDGE (NR)

The bridge, which is the oldest in Norwich, was built circa 1340.
It was originally maintained by the bishops but the city was
given control of it in 1393. There is a reference made to the
building of a gate on Bishop Bridge in 1343, and a plan by
Richard Wright which probably dates circa 1650, shows the gate
to be a rectangular tower with what appear to be angle turrets
at each corner. It is shown as occupying almost the entire
western half of Bishop Bridge.
Grade 2*

No trace of the gate can be seen. See ground photograph.

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1938
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:2500 1965
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : The Ancient Bridges of the Midlands and Eastern England 1932 121-2 (E Jervoise)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany 1906 48-51 (W Rye)
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE HHR City & Cty of Norwich 1972 22
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JHO 25-JUN-54
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : built c1340
Monument End Date : 1340
Monument Start Date : 1340
Monument Type : Bridge
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : built c1343
Monument End Date : 1343
Monument Start Date : 1343
Monument Type : Gatehouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : documented c1650
Monument End Date : 1650
Monument Start Date : 1650
Monument Type : Gatehouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NF 8
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Norfolk)
External Cross Reference Number : 617
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 228824
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TG 20 NW 119
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TG 20 NW 115
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1954-06-25
End Date : 1954-06-25
Associated Activities : Primary, BISHOP BRIDGE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-12-31