Monument record CAM 005 - Cavenham Bridge; Stone Bridge, Lackford Road
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 7662 6956 (26m by 25m)|
|Civil Parish||CAVENHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
1975: Twelve feet wide single span bridge of four courses, built of 'Tudor' bricks. Lies to the S of a later bridge at a point where the Icknield Way crosses a small stream. A certain amount of consolidation work is urgently required, particularly to the brick coursing on the S side (S1). 1981: Bridge in bad repair, top covered in moss. Brick coursing on S side particularly in need of consolidation. Evidence of bricks falling into stream below (S1).
1986: Bridge as described above with four courses of brickwork topped by mortared flints, presumably the former road metal. S face deteriorating rapidly, with some bricks badly eroded and others completely missing. Repair in this century or the last represented by a few well-weathered, larger bricks. A few bricks also missing from more sheltered, better-preserved, N face. Stream dry at time of visit (S1).
Briefly described & photographed in (S2).
- <S1> SSF5242 Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
- <S2> SSF22875 Article in serial: Watkins A A. 1932. Moulton pack-horse bridge. Watkins A A, "Moulton pack-horse bridge", PSIA, 21, 1932, 116, fig 4.
- <S3> SSF59794 Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
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Record last edited
Jan 18 2021 10:35AM