Record Details

NHER Number:26001
Type of record:Building
Name:Bridge over Castle Moat and entrance lodges


The bridge and stone lodges here are believed to date to the 19th century having been designed by Francis Stone. The bridge is single span with a semi-circular arch with cast iron railings between the square stone posts. The bridge incorporates a medieval drawbridge and may be built on the same site as the medieval bridge.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23186 08456
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Bridge and two entrance lodges. The bridge dates to around 1825 and the lodges 1811 by Francis Stone.
Flint wall with stone and brick dressings. Stone lodges. Bridge: single span with semi-circular arch. Cast iron railings 1825 by Dixon and Sons of Norwich, between square stone posts. Each lodge single storey with square plan. Blind semi-circular arched windows. Door on bridge facade with double-order semi-circular arches. Crenellated parapet with corner lamp turrets. Bridge incorporates medieval drawbridge.
E. B. Green (NCM)

Press cutting in (S1) file.

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GATEHOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1811 AD to 2100 AD)
  • BRIDGE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1825 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1205063.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Bridge to the castle's far-off history. 3 April.

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