Record Details

NHER Number:6141
Type of record:Building
Name:Wiveton Bridge

Summary

This stone and brick bridge of about 1500 is clearly visible on aerial photographs taken in 1974, 1989 and 1990. The area of the southwest corner may be the site of a 15th century chapel and this area can be seen to be clearly larger than the other ‘bastions'. As such, it would fit with this possibility.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0443 4266
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Stone and brick bridge of about 1500. Later repairs to abutments.
'Bastion' at southwest corner may be site of chapel noted in 1482.
See full report and schedule in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 15 April 1994.

March 2003. Norfolk NMP.
The stone and brick bridge of about 1500 is clearly visible on NLA aerial photographs from 1974 (S1), 1990 (S2) and 1989 (S3). The area of the southwest corner may be the site of a 15th century chapel and this area can be seen to be clearly larger than the other ‘bastions', thus it would fit with this possibility.
H. Clare (NMP) 26 March 2003.

April 2004.
Damage, apparently vehicle strike, to the southeast corner of parapet noted in passing. Large hole in brick wall, end of stone parapet also damaged.
E. Rose (NLA) 30 April 2004.

September 2007.
Scheduled monument consent granted regarding taking down and rebuilding a section of the south eastern wing wall parapet, raking out and re-pointing joints in the parapet walls.
See (S4) for more information
H. White (NLA), 23 January 2009

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0442 G-H.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF13.
---Aerial Photograph: TG 0442/ L.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SW 9.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 729; Pl 31.
---Monograph: Hoskins, W.G.. 1982. Fieldwork in Local History. pp 152-153.
---Publication: Jervoise, E. 1932. Ancient Bridges of Mid and Eastern England. p 115.
---Monograph: Labrun, E.A.. 1994. Civil Engineering Heritage, East and Central England.. p 115.
---Photograph: Photographs of Wiveton Bridge, Bridgefoot Lane, Wiveton. Black & white.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Wiveton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Ancient bridge damaged by van. 16 July.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1974. SMR TG 0442A-B (NLA 10/ACG16-17) 08-JUL-1974.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1990. SMR TG 0442M-N (NLA 275/GEP1-2) 01-AUG-1990.
<S3>Aerial Photograph: 1989. SMR TG 0442J-K (NLA 230/DLC12-13) 29-JUN-1989.
<S4>Designation: DCMS. [?]-2016. Scheduled Monument Consent. SAM Consent. DNF13.

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