Monument record BSE 081 - Rothe Bridge
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8591 6360 (50m by 50m)|
|Civil Parish||BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
Southgate Street bridge, formerly called Rothe Bridge, built in C13. Said, in 1916, to have been in perfect state of preservation (S3). Surviving stone groining under-ribs of Med bridge over River Linnet, noted and sketched by Stanley West in August 1970 (S1). W half now built over by widening of Southgate Street/Mainwater Lane. Revealed in 1970 during road widening which also showed a flint rubble wall, two feet thick embanking the N bank of the river only, possibly the line of an early (town) boundary (S2). Further Med bridge over Linnet on Raingate Street - see BSE 157.
(TL 859636) Medieval Bridge 15 ft wide, 10 ft 6 ins span, with six carved stone ribs was found when the brick bridge dated 1759 was demolished to improve Southgate Street/Maynewater Lane junction. The bridge which was probably 13th century has been preserved but covered up. (S2)
- <S1> SSF20916 (No record type): SAU, West S E, record file, ms, August 1970.
- <S2> SSF22979 (No record type): West S E, `The Excavation of the Town Defences at Tayfen Road, Bury St Edmunds 1968', PSIA, 32, 1970.
- <S3> SSF22291 (No record type): Tymms, Handbook of Bury St Edmunds, 1916.
- <S5> SSF59794 Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Mar 12 2021 11:19AM