Site of Post Medieval Thurlaston Bridge

Description of this historic site

Thurlaston Bridge, the site of a Post Medieval bridge which was demolished for reasons of safety during the Civil War. Rubble is still visible in the bed of the Leam. It is 400m northwest of Kites Hardwick.

Notes about this historic site

1 The bridge, originally repairable by the owners of certain lands, had been destroyed for the safety of the county in the Civil War. In 1648 it was ordered to be repaired at the charge of the county of sixteen pounds.
2 Remnants from the earlier bridge are evident as rubble on the stream bed.