Swarkestone Bridge, Stanton by Bridge / Swarkestone - South Derbyshire

River bridge and causeway combine to form the largest surviving stone bridge in England. Spans River Trent. Medieval with alterations in C18. Bridge at risk from the volume of traffic. Unacceptable damage to parapets occurring from regular road traffic accidents. Further traffic calming measures and enforcement of weight restrictions are required. Repair and maintenance programme underway within the terms of a management agreement.

Swarkestone Bridge, Stanton by Bridge / Swarkestone - South Derbyshire
© South Derbyshire District Council

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Swarkestone Bridge
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1007076
  • Local Planning Authority: South Derbyshire
  • Site Type: Transport > Bridge


  • Building Name: Swarkestone Bridge
  • County: Derbyshire
  • District / Borough: South Derbyshire
  • Parish: Stanton by Bridge / Swarkestone
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South Derbyshire
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, 2 CAs
  • List Entry Number(s): 1007076 and 1088337