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Rotherham Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Boston Castle, Rotherham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4326 / 53°25'57"N

Longitude: -1.3582 / 1°21'29"W

OS Eastings: 442740

OS Northings: 393061

OS Grid: SK427930

Mapcode National: GBR LXYR.R7

Mapcode Global: WHDDC.3ZJC

Entry Name: Rotherham Bridge

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191884

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335644

Location: Rotherham, S60

County: Rotherham

Electoral Ward/Division: Boston Castle

Built-Up Area: Rotherham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Rotherham

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SK49SW ROTHERHAM BRIDGE STREET
(north side)
5/12 Rotherham Bridge
19.10.51
GV I
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
roll-moulded copings.
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

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