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Old Trent Bridge

Hob Uid: 317555
Location :
Nottinghamshire
Rushcliffe
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK5826038130
Summary : The first bridge across the River Trent at Nottingham, built about 924 by Edward the Elder to supersede a ferry which existed in the time of the Danes, consisted on stone piers with timber beams and flooring. About 1156 in the reign of Henry II, this was replaced by a stone bridge of seventeen Gothic arches. Several arches were rebuilt by Edward I, and others had to be reconstructed in the 17th century, following the damage done during the Civil War and by a great flood in 1683. Other arches and piers were rebuilt from time to time, so that the old bridge in its final form contained little of the original structure. However, two arches apparently dating from the 12th century may still be seen at the south east end of the present Trent Bridge. Prior to demolition in 1871 there were 15 arches, most of which were built between 1272-1307. The two arches were restored in 1957. Scheduled and Listed Grade II.
More information : The first bridge over the Trent at Nottingham was the
'Heathebethe Brigg' which was timber built in the early part of
the 10th cent. The second bridge was built of stone, and from
the form, character, and arch construction, the earliest portion
can be dated mid 12th cent. Prior to demolition in 1871 [when
the present bridge was built] there were 15 arches most of which
were built c. 1321 - 23 [19th cent. photographs substantiate this
date], but those at the northern end [the west bank] were rebuilt
in the 17th cent. Two arches were restored in 1957. (1-4)

Two 14th c arches are now maintained by West Bridgford Council;
they are enclosed by gardens on the centre of a major roundabout
at SK 58263813. Modern restoration has been in sympathy with the
original stonework save that the carriage way is modern paved.
(See AO/64/58/1-4). (5)

No change from report of 10.6.64. (6)

SK 582380. Old Trent Bridge. (7)

Old Trent Bridge Flood Arches. C13, C14, C15. Restored C19 and C20. Grade II. (full account in Listed Buildings volume). (8)

Additional reference. (9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Tarbotton MO. 1871. History of the Old Trent Bridge
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Guildford EL. 1912. Memories of Old Nottonghamshire, 1912, pp 235-8 illus (E.L.Guildford)
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Source : The ancient bridges of mid and eastern England
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Nottingham Evening Post 19/02/1957
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : 10/06/1964
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : 11/03/1975
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Source : List of ancient monuments in England: Volume 1, Northern England; Volume 2, Southern England; Volume 3, East Anglia and the Midlands
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Rushcliffe 13/04/1987
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Source : Nottinghamshire
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Source : British bridges : an illustrated technical and historical record
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Built about 924
Monument End Date : 934
Monument Start Date : 914
Monument Type : Bridge
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built about 1156
Monument End Date : 1166
Monument Start Date : 1146
Monument Type : Bridge
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt 1272-1307
Monument End Date : 1307
Monument Start Date : 1272
Monument Type : Bridge
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt in C17
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Bridge
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished in 1871
Monument End Date : 1871
Monument Start Date : 1871
Monument Type : Bridge
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Restored in 1957
Monument End Date : 1957
Monument Start Date : 1957
Monument Type : Bridge
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NT 30
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 241796
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 53 NE 20
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 53 NE 20
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-06-10
End Date : 1964-06-10
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 53 NE 20
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-03-11
End Date : 1975-03-11