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Swarkestone Bridge and Causeway

A Grade I Listed Building in Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8465 / 52°50'47"N

Longitude: -1.4516 / 1°27'5"W

OS Eastings: 437030

OS Northings: 327810

OS Grid: SK370278

Mapcode National: GBR 6FV.KSY

Mapcode Global: WHDH6.NQY4

Entry Name: Swarkestone Bridge and Causeway

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83210

Location: Stanton by Bridge, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Stanton by Bridge

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Stanton-by-Bridge St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

10.11.67 Swarkestone Bridge and
Bridge and causeway three quarters of a mile long. A bridge is
first referred to in 1204. The present causeway dates from the
late C13 or early C14. The bridge itself was destroyed by
floods in 1795 and replaced 1795-7 by a new bridge probably
designed by Thomas Sykes, the County Surveyor. Repairs 1682,
repairs and widening 1799, 1808 , 1830, 1852-4 and blue brick
strengthening arches inserted 1899. Coursed squared sandstone,
sandstone ashlar, repair and strengthening in red and blue
brick. At the north end is the bridge over the River Trent, of
1795-7. Five arches ramped to the centre. Segmental arches
with plain dripmoulds and between them, semi-circular cutwaters
with rounded tops and pilaster strips above. Coped parapet
walls with moulded stringcourse at the base, splaying out to
north approach. Causeway to south. The first arch, a segmental
arch partially rebuilt in 1977. To the south, a triangular
buttress and group of rebuilt round arches. Then a pair of C14
pointed arches, visible to east, strengthened with C18 red brick
ribs and engineering bricks of 1899. Widened to east.
Triangular buttress on each side. Continuing to south, the
parapet wall is interrupted for a short stretch by wooden
fencing. Intermittent sections of medieval stringcourse. Then
a group of medieval segment pointed arches with triangular
buttresses, the arches lined with engineering bricks in 1899.
Widened to east in 1853. Extensive length of medieval
stringcourse before the next group of three medieval arches with
triangular buttresses, the arches lined with engineering brick
and widened to the west in 1853. Followed by a pair of later
arches and a similar pair of medieval arches, the parapet to the
east renewed in red brick. Further lengths of medieval
stringcourse, and a medieval cutwater to east flanked by later
arches and the springing point of a medieval arch. Then more
lengths of medieval stringcourse, the wall battered below, and a
pair of rounded arches with stepped voussoirs; possibly the two
arches known to have been rebuilt in 1808. Finally a well
preserved group of six medieval arches and a seventh rebuilt,
round-arched in 1829. The segment pointed medieval arches are
double chamfered and have five chamfered medieval ribs below,
widened to west in 1854 with a further three ribs. Iron ties of
1854. The last curved portion of the causeway was built in
1830. Along the causeway are various masons marks. Also
scheduled as an Ancient Monument (AM No: 7). Source:
'Swarkestone Bridge - An Appraisal', Derbyshire County Council

Listing NGR: SK3703027810

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