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West Rasen Packhorse Bridge
River Rasen, West Rasen, Lincolnshire, UK
West Rasen Packhorse Bridge
associated engineer
Anon
date  circa 14th century
era  Medieval  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  TF063894
ICE reference number  HEW 914
photo  PHEW
A Scheduled Ancient Monument, West Rasen's charming medieval sandstone bridge spans the River Rase in a county not known for its ancient bridges.
The packhorse bridge has three segmented ribbed arches, each of around 3.5m span, giving a total length of 11.9m between abutments. It has a cobbled roadway mostly 1.4m wide bounded by 600mm high solid stone parapet walls.
Some say the bridge was built by John Dalderby, Bishop of Lincoln 1300-20. Others date it after the Black Death, 1348-50, and link its construction with the rise of the wool trade.
bibliography
http://community.lincolnshire.gov.uk
www.geograph.org.uk
reference sources   CEH E&C
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West Rasen Packhorse Bridge