Keys to the Past

Bridge (Bywell)

Until 10 August 1836, the remains of an old bridge stood downstream of Bywell Castle. On this date the remains were blown up by gunpowder. It had comprised two stone piers, which may have had a wooden superstructure, and has been attributed to the medieval and Roman periods. Despite its destruction, traces of a possible Roman river crossing have been noted in the river bed, when water levels are low.

Reference number:N10131
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; A S Phillips



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bywell


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