Keys to the Past

Medieval bridge and road across the River Coquet (Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst)

A paved road runs down to the River Coquet near Brinkheugh towards the ruins of a bridge. When the remains were first noted in the 19th century a bridge abutment was visible on the north side of the river and the possible location of a central pier could be seen at low water. More recently, in the 1970s, stonework on the north river bank could still be traced although it did not appear to form a very coherent structure. The bridge and road are thought most likely to be medieval in date and were probably associated with the Priory.

Reference number:N11307
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst

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