Old Castle Bridge

Description of this historic site

Old Castle Bridge, which crosses the River Avon 100m south east of Warwick Castle. Sections of three arches remain of the late Medieval structure.

Notes about this historic site

1 Dugdale records that in 1375 a patent was issued for repair of the great bridge. This bridge was destroyed by a great flood soon after the construction of the Castle Bridge.
2 Three complete arches remain and show the double chamfered work of the 15th century. They are double their original width and it may have been the narrower bridge that Leland traversed and recorded that it had twelve arches.
3 Ruin of late Medieval stone ashlar bridge. Sections of three complete arches in the centre of the river, one arch by the N bank and an arch on the S bank remain. Simple chamfered moulding to four-centred arches. Splayed piers have cutwaters, upstream and down.
5 Schedule entry.
6 Letter from 1975 about the state of repair of the bridge.
7 Letter from 1975 about diving below the Castle walls.

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