Clifford Bridge

Description of this historic site

Clifford Bridge, the site of a bridge dating from the Medieval to Post Medieval period, which was replaced in 1927. It crossed the Stour at Clifford Lane.

Notes about this historic site

1 The bridge over the Stour at the parish boundary had been built by 1266 when one of the tenants of the manor owed the service of repairing the bridge; by the 17th century it was called Clifford Bridge. The hump-backed stone bridge of three arches noted by Ogilby in ‘Britannia’ (1675) remained until 1927. Because of frequent flooding the bridge was rebuilt and the road raised in 1927.
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