Record Details

NHER Number:16713
Type of record:Building
Name:Honing Railway Bridge, Midland and Great Northern Line


A cast iron, steel and brick railway bridge of 1881, carrying a road over the old Midland and Great Northern local line. The line was dismantled and is now Weaver's Way footpath. The bridge's parapet has bolted on trefoils as decoration.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3282 2732
Map Sheet:TG32NW

Full description

Formerly carried road over now removed railway.
Cast iron, on trellis legs, panels ornamented with trefoils.
Information from Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 November 1980.

February 1981. Field observation.
Eleven ton axle weight limit. Now crosses Weavers Way footpath.
Photograph (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 February 1981.

May 1987. Listed Grade II.
Listing Description:
Railway Bridge carrying road over Midland and Great North Railway local line. 1881. Steel and brick. Horizontal girders carry cross girders which support 4 brick arches. Above is plate parapet with trefoils bolted onto each section. Bridge supported on vertical lattic-girder pillars from which spring delicate steel arched braces supporting horizontal girders, in the spandrels of which are circles.
Information from (S2).
H. Hamilton (HES), 23 June 2015.

This [Listing] date came from Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society records but is based on opening date of railway. However Norfolk County Council have discovered drawings for 'reconstruction' of the bridge marked Midland & Great Northern Railway, who did not buy the line until 1893.
E. Rose (NAU), 18 January 1989.

1989. Photograph by NCC Building Conservation / Heritage and Landscape Team.
See print (S3) in file.
H. Hamilton (HES), 23 June 2015.

1991. Restoration.
Strengthened and well restored by Norfolk County Council.
See architectural plans (S4) in secondary file and large rolled plans (S5) related to this work.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 March 1992

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Photograph: Ashley, S. and Rose, E.. 1982?. BZY 32-3. Honing Railway Bridge. Black and white film. film.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049987.
<S3>Photograph: [Unknown]. 1989. Honing Bridge. Print - Black and White.
<S4>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S5>*Rolled Plan: Large Plan Exists.

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13581Part of: Route of Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (Great Yarmouth to Sutton Bridge) (Monument)

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