Furnace End Bridge, Over Whitacre.
Furnace End Bridge, a road bridge which was originally a packhorse bridge and which dates to the Medieval period. It is situated at Furnace End.
3 A packhorse bridge of 14th century or 15th century date, 1.3m wide, having a round arch with 4 chamfered ribs. It was widened to the S in the 17th century and again in 1925.
6 The first few feet of the N end of the arch contain the 4 chamfered ribs which represent the remains of the Medieval bridge. 1976, no changes.
8 Bridge has been widened and the parapet renewed. The arch is segmental and has 4 ribs with splayed angles. This is unusual for the district and suggests an early date. The original bridge is only visible on the N downstream side, as a single red sandstone arch. It spans 7m and is about 10.5m wide, including extensions. Originally the bridge was about 1.2m wide.
10 Early undated Ancient Monuments record.
11 Early undated map showing the scheduled area.