Record Details

NHER Number:46327
Type of record:Building
Name:Nuns Bridge South

Summary

This road bridge over the River Little Ouse dates to the late 18th century. It is made from gault brick and has two elliptical arches separated by stepped buttresses on the downstream side. It is one of three bridges (including NHER 46326 and 46481) located on the site of the Icknield Way (NHER 1398) river crossing which was first used around 3000 BC.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 8737 8250
Map Sheet:TL88SE
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Road over river bridge (River Little Ouse). Late 18th century. Gault brick with some red introduced. Two elliptical arches with central cutwater are separated by stepped buttresses on downstream side. Plain brick parapet canted outwards to banks. Upstream side similar. On site of crossing of Icknield Way (NHER 1398) first used around 3000 BC.
See (S1) for further details.

This is one of three bridges (including NHER 46326 and 46481) located on the site of the Icknield Way (NHER 1398) river crossing.
Information from (S1) description for NHER 46326.
H. Hamilton (NLA), 09 July 2008.

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1760 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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