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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1191884
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335644
Location: Rotherham, S60
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
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
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