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Barton Bridge, Bradford-on-Avon
River Avon, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
Barton Bridge, Bradford-on-Avon
associated engineer
Not known
date  not known exactly
era  Medieval  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  ST823609
photo  Adam Manolson
A medieval stone packhorse bridge that crosses the River Avon some 550m downstream from Bradford-on-Avon's better-known — and larger — Town Bridge.
Barton Bridge has four pointed double ring arches. Its three piers have massive upstream cutwaters — the downstream side is plain. The width is 3.5m between the railings that have replaced the original stone parapets.
The bridge now carries just a footpath. It forms part of a group of remarkable medieval buildings, including the town's significant 14th century tithe barn, all contained within Barton Farm Country Park, which is freely accessible to the public.
Research: AM
reference sources   CEH South

Barton Bridge, Bradford-on-Avon