Mediaeval Bridge

Mediaeval Bridge

Prior to the expansion of the Castle in the 18th century, the main south road went down the steep slope to Mill Street, and crossed the River Avon on the late 14th century medieval bridge.

Because of the cost of repairs, Lord Brooke offered to pay most of the cost of a new bridge, providing it was located away from the present one, and all roads diverted to it. This was agreed, and almost over-night Mill Street changed from a busy thoroughfare, to a cul-de-sac.

Very shortly, after the building of the new bridge, the old bridge, being in a very dilapidated condition, fell down, and only the supporting structures clad with overgrowth can now be seen.

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Banbury Road, Warwick
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St. Nicholas' Park
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