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Durford 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: Durford Bridge

List entry Number: 1005842

Location

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

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Harting

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Rogate

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 01-May-1951

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: WS 136

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

Durford Bridge, 225m ENE of Durford Mill House.

Reasons for Designation

Multi-span bridges are structures of two or more arches supported on piers. They were constructed for the use of pedestrians and packhorse or vehicular traffic, crossing rivers or streams, often replacing or supplementing earlier fords. Stone or brick bridges constructed from the medieval period onwards were built with pointed, semicircular or segmental arches.

The bridge abutments and revetting of the river banks also form part of the bridge. The theory and practice of masonry construction for bridges reached a high point in the 18th century. After this time increasing demand led to quicker builds with the adoption of iron bridges and later metal truss and suspension bridges.

Despite some restoration and repairs, Durford Bridge is a good example of a stone multi-span bridge, which survives in very good condition.

History

See Details.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 29 October 2014. The 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 bridge built in about 1600, situated over the River Rother, west of Rogate.

The bridge is constructed of stone with four semi-circular ribbed arches. There are pointed cutwaters on both the downstream and upstream sides. The bridge was partly restored in 1924. It was strengthened with concrete under the arches during the Second World War and in the late 20th century.

It is Grade II listed.

Selected Sources

Other
West Sussex HER 297 - MWS1576. NMR SU 72 SE 14. PastScape 243039. LBS 411740

National Grid Reference: SU 78259 23291

Map

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