Monument record SWD 012 - Mights Bridge

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Summary

Mights Bridge, Southwold (site of former drawbridge) crossing River Blyth, shown on Hodksinson's 1783, Bowen's 1755, Saxton's 1575 and Speede's 1610 maps (S1)(S2)(S4)(S5).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5042 7692 (68m by 78m)
Map sheet TM57NW
Civil Parish SOUTHWOLD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Mights Bridge, Southwold (site of former drawbridge) crossing River Blyth, shown on Hodksinson's 1783, Bowen's 1755, Saxton's 1575 and Speede's 1610 maps (S1)(S2)(S4)(S5). Construction date unknown but bridges have been recorded here in 1227, 1588, 1783, 1898 and 1926 (S3).
June 2000: Monitoring found structural element of earlier bridge, WWI pill box and two WW2 concrete cubes (S6).
Also PMed.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Saxton C. 1575. SVFFOLKIAE.
  • <S1> Cartographic materials: Hodskinson J. 1783. A Map of the County of Suffolk Surveyed.
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: Bowen E. 1755. Accurate Map of the County of Suffolk.
  • <S3> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk I-Y, 1990.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Speede, J.. 1610. Suffolke Described, 1610. Speede J, Suffolke Described, 1610.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, Sommers M, Monitoring Report, June 2000.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Oct 3 2016 10:56AM

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