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MONNOW BRIDGE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01256g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Monmouth
NGR : SO5046012508
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Bridge
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument , listed building I

Summary :
Sole remaining example of its type in the UK, built between 1297-1315 when Monmouth was being walled in stone, consisting of a guardroom over a gate and a single arched gateway. The present small pedestrian side arches are a C19th addition.

Description :
Sole remaining example of its type in the UK, built between 1297-1315 when Monmouth was being walled in stone. It consists of a guardroom over the gate and a single arched gateway (the present small pedestrian side arches are a C19th addition), the whole standing in the centre of a bridge. The bridge provided an outer defence on the west, giving access between the defended suburb of Clawdd ddu and Monnow Street, which led up to the town and castle. Alterations have been carried out from time to time and the gatehouse was last occupied by troops in 1839 at the time of the Chartist troubles.

Sources :
Bowen, F , 2009 , Rockfield Road, Monmouth: Desk-based assessment ( © GGAT)
Cadw , Application for Scheduled Monument Consent
Cadw , Application for Scheduled Monument Consent
01/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file
02/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2006/ Copy in further information file
03/Desc Text/Cadw/2009/Application for Scheduled Monument Consent/copy in further information file

Events :
E000301 : MONNOW BRIDGE, PARTIAL EXCAVATION, 1988 (year : 1988)
E001410 : Rockfield Road, Monmouth DBA (year : 2009)

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