Site of Medieval Cloud Bridge, Stoneleigh
Documentary evidence suggests that this is the site of Cloud Bridge, a Medieval bridge that crossed the Avon at the east side of Stoneleigh Park, immediately downstream of the present bridge. No trace of it remains.
1 No trace exists of the bridge which, according to Dugdale, was reported to an enquiry of 1352 as being built by hermits out of alms. It may be the same bridge which is mentioned frequently as requiring repair in the Quarter Session Records. The ancient bridge of four arches is illustrated in the Aylesford Collection and stood immediately downstream of the existing one built in 1842.
2 Noted in VCH.