Keys to the Past

Warkworth Bridge (Warkworth)

Warkworth Bridge. Photo Northumberland County Council.
Warkworth Bridge. Photo Northumberland County Council.

The bridge at Warkworth was built in the last quarter of the 14th century. It has two arches and a gatehouse at the south end. The central bridge support is hexagonal in shape. Until 1830 a pillar or cross with the coat of arms of the Percy family stood on the bridge. This is one of only two fortified medieval bridges in Britain; the other is in Monmouth. The bridge is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5411
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Historic Bridges in Northumberland 1992; P RYDER
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Historic Bridges in Northumberland 1992; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warkworth


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