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Suffolk HER Number (Pref. Ref.):BSE 147
Unique number (MonUID):MSF16785
Type of Record:Monument
Parish:BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK
NGR:TL 8584 6442

Summary

`Eastgate Bridge (site of)' located at cited NGR on OS 1886 (S1) and shown on Warren's 1747 (S2) and Downings 1740 (S3) maps, with bridge-chapel as illustrated pre 1732 (S4).

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Medieval to 19th century - 1066 AD to 1840 AD)
  • BRIDGE CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Protected Status: None recorded

Description

`Eastgate Bridge (site of)' located at cited NGR on OS 1886 (S1). Actual bridge depicted on Warren's 1747 (S2) and Downings 1740 (S3) maps. Just to NE of present Eastgate Bridge? Construction date unknown but clearly medieval, 5 arched, form shown on pre 1832 engraving with bridge chapel, on stone piers, on south side of bridge (S4). Removed 1840 (S4). Road widens into Broad Way to SW and house (shown on engraving?) frontage to NE splays to align with location.

Sources

[S1](No record type): OS, 1:500 plan of Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, 1886. (SSF12808)
[S2](No record type): Warren T, map, Survey of the Borough of St Edmunds Bury, 1747. (SSF22861)
[S3](No record type): Downing A, Plan of the Ancient Borough of Bury St Edmunds, 1740. (SSF5362)
[S4]Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. 4, 397-402, ill. (SSF50042)

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