Description: Rotherham Bridge
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 335644
OS Grid Reference: SK4274093061
OS Grid Coordinates: 442740, 393061
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4326, -1.3582
SK49SW ROTHERHAM BRIDGE STREET
5/12 Rotherham Bridge
Bridge. C15, widened and extended C18, restored to original form in 1930s.
Deeply-coursed, ashlar sandstone. 4 arches with Chapel of Our Lady (q.v.)
built onto north side; no longer spans full width of River Don. Each arch
with projecting ribs to soffit and double-chamfered pointed arches. River
channelled through westernmost arch which has cutwater to upstream side of
pier. All downstream piers retain 3-sided cutwaters. Renewed parapet with
Described by John Leland in 1540 as '... a fine stone bridge of iiii arches'
it served the Richmond to London highway. Widened upstream in 1768 and lengthened
in 1769 by John Platt under the supervision of John Carr. Adjacent bridge constructed
in the 1930s allowed restoration of the medieval bridge to its original dimensions.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
D. Hey, 'Rotherham Bridge', Archaeological Journal, vol 137, 1980, p430.
Listing NGR: SK4274093060
Source: English Heritage
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