Warkworth Bridge (Warkworth)
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.
|Historical period:||Medieval (1066 to 1540)|
|Legal status:||Conservation area|
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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