Grendon Bridge

Description of this historic site

Grendon bridge, a bridge over the River Anker which is Medieval in date. It is situated 300m northwest of the church at Grendon.

Notes about this historic site

1 An ancient hump-back bridge across the River Anker. The bridge, of coursed ashlar, may be of 15th century date and has 4 depressed pointed arches below the 3.6m roadway, and piers with cut-waters on both N and (?) side faces. The arches have no ribs; only one pier has the V-shaped recesses on the restored parapets, the tops of the others have been sloped back below the parapets. The bridge is no longer used for traffic, the road having been diverted S to cross the Anker at the mill. In 1627 the bridge had to be repaired and in 1630 it was decided that the charge should fall on the whole parish. The repairs can not have been very thorough and in 1633 more money was raised for repairs.
3 In fair condition.
4 Some damage to the parapet shown by a photograph taken in 1977.
5 Scheduling information.

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