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Ellastone Bridge

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Ellastone Bridge

List entry Number: 1003766

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Norbury and Roston

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ellastone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 07-Jun-1976

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: ST 248

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Monument

Multi-span bridge known as Ellastone Bridge.

Reasons for Designation

Multi-span bridges are structures of two or more arches supported on piers. The multi-span bridge known as Ellastone Bridge survives well as a good example of an 18th century bridge which may retain medieval features behind the present structure or survive as archaeological deposits beneath.

History

See Details.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 2 June 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes a multi-span road bridge spanning the River Dove. The bridge is constructed of coursed sandstone blocks and includes four segmental arches with raised plain hoodmoulds and keystones, central triangular cutwaters raised to the parapet level, plain parapets with a continuous band above the arches. The southern end of the bridge has curving walls. At the northern end of the bridge a large stone block has a date of 1777 inscribed but an earlier medieval structure may predate the present structure. The monument is also classed as two Grade II listed buildings as the county border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire runs along the river at this point.

Selected Sources

Other
NMR: SK14SW20, Pastscape

National Grid Reference: SK 11999 42382

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