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Barton upon Humber, Humber Bridge
Barton upon Humber, Humber Bridge
Barton upon Humber, Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge was opened to traffic on the 24th of June 1981 after an eight year-long building period.

It measures 1410m between the towers and the overall length between the cable anchorages is 2220m.

The cables comprise 71000 km of 5mm dia wire spun back and forth between the anchorages.

The consulting engineers were Freeman Fox and Partners.

Chris Lester 2012 

Barton Upon Humber, suspension, bridge,
Billinghay, New Bridge
Billinghay, New Bridge
Billinghay, New Bridge

Billinghay is a large village in the Witham fen between Lincoln, Horncastle, Sleaford and Boston. The Roman Car Dyke passes through the parish.

The major land drain in the area, the Billinghay Skirth, runs to the east of the village and up to the Witham near Tattershall Bridge.

The New Bridge crosses this drain to give access from the village to the A153, the former Horncastle to Sleaford turnpike road.

The tall chimney in the centre background is thought to be at the Billinghay North and Walcot Dales Pumping Station (TF 177559). The pump was operated by steam engine from 1864 to 1940.

undated postcard (by B. Smith of Heckington)

Billinghay, Billinghay Skirth, New Bridge, Car Dyke, B Smith of Heckington, Walcot Dales pumping sta
Bishop Norton, Footbridge
Bishop Norton, Footbridge
Bishop Norton, Footbridge

This small footbridge is at the bottom of the hill on the road from Bishop Norton to Atterby.

It is a single span bridge, usually described as a clapper bridge, over Atterby Beck and gives access to the fields to Atterby.

The huge stone slab is suitable for use by single line of walkers.

It is considered to be ancient and is listed by English Heritage.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Bishop Norton, footbridge,
Blankney, Bridge Over Old Coach Road
Blankney, Bridge Over Old Coach Road
Blankney, Bridge Over Old Coach Road

"The Old Coach-Road was constructed from the Hall to Metheringham railway station (then called Blankney and Metheringham station) 1.2 miles (2 km) away, around the beginning of the 20th century by Lord Londesborough.

It was run through woodland both existing and newly planted and where it crossed the Blankney to Martin road, a bridge with high parapets was built to take the road over the coach-road.

It was probably constructed to allow the Earl's visitors, in particular the Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) who used the Hall as a discreet retreat for his amorous adventures, to arrive and depart without being seen by the local populace"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blankney 

(Was the Old Coach Road constructed earlier than suggested in the Wikipedia article? It is shown on the OS 25 inch map surveyed 1886 and the bridge bears the Chaplin family crest and has a date stone reading 1884)

DB 1 August 2020

Blankney, Bridge
Blankney, Bridge Over Old Coach Road
Blankney, Bridge Over Old Coach Road
Blankney, Bridge Over Old Coach Road

Chaplin Crest a griffin's head on the bridge parapet.

On the opposite parapet there is a date stone reading "1884" which would have been prior to the estate  passing to its principal mortgagee Charles Denison, 1st Earl of Londesborough in 1892"

DB 1 August 2020

Blankney, Bridge
Boston, Hospital Bridge
Boston, Hospital Bridge
Boston, Hospital Bridge

When the Maud Foster Drain was widened by John Rennie in 1811 three matching cast-iron footbridges were cast at Butterley (Derbyshire) and erected in Boston.

They are thought to have been designed either by Rennie himself or William Jessop, another eminent drainage engineer.

The Hospital Bridge shown here, close to the Maud Foster windmill, is one of the two bridges that remain (the other is at Cowbridge).

Ken Redmore, 2008

 

Boston, bridge, rennie, butterley, maude foster drain,
Boston, New Town Bridge
Boston, New Town Bridge
Boston, New Town Bridge

This view shows the road crossing Boston's new Town Bridge erected in 1913 to the design of John J Webster.

The old bridge on this site was demolished in 1913 and the new one opened on 18 July.

The building in the background is the Assembly Rooms built in 1819-22.

Postcard, 1914

Boston, bridge, assembly rooms,
Boston, Old Town Bridge
Boston, Old Town Bridge
Boston, Old Town Bridge

This view is looking from High Street in Boston across the Town Bridge into the Market Place.

The bridge shown here was designed by John Rennie, built in 1803-07 and demolished in April 1913.

Controversially, Boston Corporation tried to charge tolls on the bridge until they lost a court case in 1830.

Postcard, 1911
Boston, bridge, rennie,
Boston, Rawson's Bridge, Rawson's Lane
Boston, Rawson's Bridge, Rawson's Lane
Boston, Rawson's Bridge, Rawson's Lane

"Bridge. c.1805, possibly by John Rennie"

"One of a series of bridges over Maud Foster drain, dating from the draining of the Fens by John Rennie"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360449  

DB 1 May 2019 

Boston, Rawson's Bridge
Branston, Finger Post
Branston, Finger Post
Branston, Finger Post

A very fine 1930s cast iron finger post, now fully restored, is shown here.

The roundel on top gives the location (Branston Mere) and the local authority (K.C.C. = Kesteven County Council).

The post is 0.5 mile east of Waddington Airfield on the B1178.

Chris Lester, 2001
Branston, sign, finger, post,
Careby, Old Rectory Footbridge
Careby, Old Rectory Footbridge
Careby, Old Rectory Footbridge

"Foot bridge. c.1830. In the Rustic style"

"The footbridge connected the Rectory to the Churchyard over the River Glen"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1317182 

DB 27 April 2019 

Careby, Rectory Footbridge
Cleethorpes, charabanc
Cleethorpes, charabanc
Cleethorpes, charabanc

This charabanc ran from the Lincoln Arms in Cleethorpes to Hainton Street in Grimsby.

undated postcard

Cleethorpes, charabanc
Cleethorpes, omnibus
Cleethorpes, omnibus
Cleethorpes, omnibus

 The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway omnibuses travelled between Grimsby Station and Cleethorpes eight times each way daily in 1852.

postcard

Cleethorpes, omnibus, MSLR
Freiston, Bridge
Freiston, Bridge
Freiston, Bridge

This brick bridge c.1805 is one of several crossing the Hobhole Drain, the main drain in the East Fen. It was designed by Sir John Rennie.

Frank Robinson, July 2014

Freiston, bridge, Sir John Rennie, Hobhole Drain
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge

This fine three-span ashlar masonry bridge was designed by William Weston in 1790.

The stone balustrades shown here were replaced by steel railings when cantilevered footpaths were added in 1964.

It was freed from tolls in 1932.

1930s photograph

Gainsborough, Trent Bridge, William Weston, tolls
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge

View of the bridge from the north-west (Nottinghamshire) bank.

The two tollbooth structures can be seen either side of the road on the Lincolnshire side of the bridge (to the left).

Jay-em-Jay postcard, c.1920

Gainsborough, Trent bridge, toll booth
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge
Gainsborough, Trent Bridge

"GAINSBOROUGH BRIDGE.

ERECTED 1791. PURCHASED OCT.1927 FOR £130,000. DECLARED FREE FROM TOLLS MARCH, 1932. BY P.J.PYBUS ESQ., C.B.E., M.P., MINISTER OF TRANSPORT"

Sir Percy John Pybus, 1st Baronet, CBE (25 January 1880 – 23 October 1935) was a British Liberal Party politician"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pybus 

DB 5 March 2019

Gainsborough, Trent Bridge, Pybus
Grantham, Wyndham Park, White Bridge
Grantham, Wyndham Park, White Bridge
Grantham, Wyndham Park, White Bridge

White Bridge leading into Wyndham park from Slate Mill Place.

A previous bridge was destroyed by floods in 1922 and the White Bridge was constructed to take its place.

Designed and constructed by Yorkshire Hennebique Contracting Co together with AE Brown & Co, Grantham.

Saint Wulfram's Church visible in the background. 

DB 4 December 2018

Grantham, Wyndham Park, White Bridge, Yorkshire Hennebique Contracting Co
Great Ponton, A1 Footbridge
Great Ponton, A1 Footbridge
Great Ponton, A1 Footbridge

"A footbridge provides pedestrian access from the west of the village to the east over the A1"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Ponton 

The original village school was located a little beyond the footbridge beside the Great North Road and is now beneath the northbound carriageway of the A1.

"The A1 is the longest numbered road in the UK ... it was designated by the Ministry of Transport in 1921, and for much of its route it followed various branches of the historic Great North Road"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1_road_(Great_Britain) 

DB 19 September 2020

Great Ponton, footbridge, image, Great North Road, A1
Haverholme, Bridge Over Old River Slea
Haverholme, Bridge Over Old River Slea
Haverholme, Bridge Over Old River Slea

"Bridge over Old River Slea II Bridge. 1893"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168315

DB 21 May 2020

Haverholme, Bridge, Earl of Winchelsea, Old River Slea
Haverholme, Bridge Over Old River Slea
Haverholme, Bridge Over Old River Slea
Haverholme, Bridge Over Old River Slea

"On the sides the date 1893 and the arms of the Earls of Winchelsea"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168315 

DB 21 May 2020

Haverholme, Bridge, Earl of Winchelsea, Old River Slea, coat of arms
Holbeach, Milestone
Holbeach, Milestone
Holbeach, Milestone

An unusual survival of the turnpike period is this eighteenth century milestone outside the parish church in High Street, Holbeach.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Holbeach, milestone,
Horncastle, Boston Bridge
Horncastle, Boston Bridge
Horncastle, Boston Bridge

Postcard dated 1930.

Bridge over the River Waring otherwise known as Town Bridge.

Horncastle, Boston Bridge, Town Bridge, River Waring
Hubbert's Bridge (1)
Hubbert's Bridge (1)
Hubbert's Bridge (1)

"The village name derives from the bridge crossing the South Forty-Foot Drain. Originally it was a wooden structure, and a new wooden bridge was erected about 1850, but was replaced again by a brick structure in 1888 by the County Justices for the Parts of Holland from designs of Mr John Kingston, County Surveyor"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubberts_Bridge 

DB 21 September 2020  

Frampton, Hubbert's Bridge, South Forty-Foot Drain, John Kingston
Hubbert's Bridge (2)
Hubbert's Bridge (2)
Hubbert's Bridge (2)

Plaque on the eastern side of the bridge which was rebuilt by the  Justices of Holland.

DB 21 September 2020 

Frampton, Hubbert's Bridge, South Forty-Foot Drain, John Kingston, image
Keadby, Bridge
Keadby, Bridge
Keadby, Bridge

"Rail and road rolling lift bridge. 1912-16.

C A Rowlandson and J B Ball, engineers, Sir William Arrol and Company, contractors, for the Great Central Railway. Minor later alterations.

Carries a double track railway on the wider southern section, with a double carriageway road on the north side ...

At the time of construction Keadby was one of the first Scherzer bridges in Britain, the heaviest and longest in Europe, and the first anywhere with 3 girders.

A plaque formerly on the eastern approach parapet recorded the opening on May 21 1916 by the chairmen of the railway company and Lindsey County Council who contributed towards the cost of providing for a road section.

Not lifted since 1956"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1067725 

Geoff Swain Collection 17 August 1993 

Keadby, Scherzer Bridge
Keadby, Bridge
Keadby, Bridge
Keadby, Bridge

"Keadby Bridge, more formally known as the King George V Bridge, crosses the River Trent near Althorpe and Keadby in Lincolnshire, England. It was designed by Alfred Charles Gardner FRSE MIME"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keadby_Bridge 

Geoff Swain Collection 17 August 1993 

Keadby, Bridge
Kirkstead, Kirkstead Bridge
Kirkstead, Kirkstead Bridge
Kirkstead, Kirkstead Bridge

Kirkstead Bridge carrying B1191 over the River Witham as viewed from Martin Dales.

Replaced a former swing bridge in 1968. 

Swing bridge shown on Ordnance Survey 6" map revised in 1904 but no bridge whatsoever on similar map published in 1883.

DB 5 April 2018 

Kirkstead, Bridge, Witham, B1191, Martin Dales, Swing
Laceby, Laceby Motorcycles
Laceby, Laceby Motorcycles
Laceby, Laceby Motorcycles

Display next to the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Caistor Road celebrating Laceby Motorcycles 1959-1997.

DB 8 February 2020

Laceby Motorcycles
Langrick, Bridge
Langrick, Bridge
Langrick, Bridge

The steel bow girder bridge over the Witham at Langrick was built in 1908 at the joint expense of the Great Northern Railway (which controlled the Witham navigation) and the two county councils - Holland and Lindsey - linked by the bridge.

It replaced a long established ferry between Brothertoft and Langrick.

Ken Redmore, 2003

Langrick, bridge, river Witham, steel bow girder, GNR,
Langrick, Bridge
Langrick, Bridge
Langrick, Bridge

The steel road bridge, which cost £8490 to construct, carries some attractive wrought iron decoration, incorporating the shields of the two county councils either side of the River Witham (Lindsey and Holland).

The total length of the bridge is 174ft (53.4m) with a centre span of 120ft (36.6m).

Ken Redmore, 2003

Langrick, bridge, steel bow girder, Holland County Council, Lindsey,
Lincoln, Brace Bridge
Lincoln, Brace Bridge
Lincoln, Brace Bridge

Brace Bridge carrying Newark Road over the River Witham at Bracebridge.

DB 2020 

Lincoln, Brace Bridge
Lincoln, Brace Bridge
Lincoln, Brace Bridge
Lincoln, Brace Bridge

"CITY OF LINCOLN THIS BRIDGE AND HIGHWAY HAVING BEEN WIDENED AND IMPROVED WERE RE-OPENED BY THE MAYOR, COUN. G ROBSON, MIME., OCTOBER 19TH 1927"

DB 2020

Lincoln, Brace Bridge
Lincoln, High Bridge
Lincoln, High Bridge
Lincoln, High Bridge

The High Bridge at Lincoln, is seen in this 1950s photograph from a viewpoint in Waterside to the east.

At this time much of the north-south traffic passed along the High Street, over the High Bridge and under the Stonebow.

The obelisk which once stood on the east side of the bridge had been demolished before this date.

Postcard, c1955

Lincoln High Bridge,
Lincoln, Holmes Road, Lifting Bridge
Lincoln, Holmes Road, Lifting Bridge
Lincoln, Holmes Road, Lifting Bridge

At the western end of the Brayford where the Fossdyke begins this lifting bridge gave access from Carholme Road via Holmes Road to the Holmes Yard railway goods depot.

The roof of the depot is seen at the top left of the picture; immediately below is the bridge operator's cabin.

This bridge frequently caused traffic delays in the Brayford area.

It is now the location of the high level road bridge completed a few years ago.

The University of Lincoln occupies the site of the goods depot.

Doris Longbottom, c1970

Lincoln, Brayford, Holmes Road, lifting bridge,
Lincoln, Newport Roman Arch
Lincoln, Newport Roman Arch
Lincoln, Newport Roman Arch

Newport Arch is the surviving portion of the north gate to the Colonia (one of four gates centrally placed in the walls of the rectangular settlement).

The central roadway arch is 16 feet (5 metres) wide and the arch providing the footpath alongside side is 7 feet (2m) wide.

The present ground level is approximately eight feet which is (2.4m), higher than in the Roman period.

Postcard from painting by Arthur C Payne

Lincoln Newport Arch, Roman,
Lincoln, Newport Roman Arch
Lincoln, Newport Roman Arch
Lincoln, Newport Roman Arch

Newport Arch is the surviving portion of the north gate to the Colonia (one of four gates centrally placed in the walls of the rectangular settlement).

The central roadway arch is 16 feet (5 metres) wide and the arch providing the footpath alongside side is 7 feet (2m) wide.

The present ground level is approximately eight feet which is (2.4m), higher than in the Roman period.

Postcard, 1906

Lincoln, Newport Arch, Roman,
Lincoln, Russell Street Bridge
Lincoln, Russell Street Bridge
Lincoln, Russell Street Bridge

Lincolnshire County Council's Bracebridge Walk leaflet states :-

"The attractive bridge, known as Russell Street Bridge, originally carried a private road to Boultham Hall.
 
It was no longer needed when a bridge was built to take the extended Dixon Street and in 1924 was moved to its present location where it is used as a pedestrian bridge"
 
DB 11 April 2020

Lincoln, Russell Street Bridge
Lincoln, St Marks Bus Station
Lincoln, St Marks Bus Station
Lincoln, St Marks Bus Station

Postcard published by Lincolnshire Road Car Company Limited.

Bus Station was demolished in 1995(?) to make way for Debenhams Department Store.

 

Lincoln, St Marks Bus Station, Lincolnshire Road Car Company Limited
Little Bytham, Railway Bridge
Little Bytham, Railway Bridge
Little Bytham, Railway Bridge

This is the one surviving bridge (at TF 025 176) from the short-lived Little Bytham to Edenham Light Railway, commonly known as Lord Willoughby's Private Railway.

It opened in 1856 and closed for passengers in 1871, though horse-drawn goods wagons continued to use the line until 1884.

It provided a link from the main Towns Line at Little Bytham to a terminus close to Willoughby's home at Grimsthorpe Castle.

The bridge carries the minor road from Little Bytham to Witham on the Hill.

Ken Redmore, 2011

Little Bytham, railway bridge, Lord Willoughby, Edenham,
Louth, Toll Cottage
Louth, Toll Cottage
Louth, Toll Cottage

The route across the Wolds from Louth to Horncastle became a turnpike following the Louth Turnpike Act of 1770.

This early 19th century toll cottage is about 1 mile SW of the centre of Louth and stands at the corner of Horncastle Road and Halfpenny Lane (TF 319860).

Frank Robinson, 2010

Louth, toll cottage house, Halfpenny Lane,
Market Deeping, Town Bridge
Market Deeping, Town Bridge
Market Deeping, Town Bridge

Bridge over River Welland rebuilt in 1841.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062658 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The old wooden bridge, which here crossed the Welland, has given place to a handsome stone bridge, of three arches, erected by the county, in 1840-1, at the cost of £8000, including the cost of several houses and other buildings, which were purchased and taken down for the purpose of widening the approaches"

DB 7 September 2019

Market Deeping, Town Bridge
Market Rasen, Corn Mill & Mill Bridge, Caistor Road
Market Rasen, Corn Mill & Mill Bridge, Caistor Road
Market Rasen, Corn Mill & Mill Bridge, Caistor Road

"Early 19C. Brick bridge with stone dressings going under the Mill and the road in front"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165853 

"Early 19C. Corn grinding water mill"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359761 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The parish has extensive brick and tile yards, three breweries, and several maltkilns and corn mills"

DB 8 April 2019

Market Rasen, Mill Bridge, Corn Mill
Market Rasen, Turnpike Milestone
Market Rasen, Turnpike Milestone
Market Rasen, Turnpike Milestone

There are several former turnpike milestones in Lincolnshire.

All made of stone and rather crudely lettered - along the A631 near Market Rasen (TF 117888, TF 134885, TF 149885, TF 165883, TF 181887).

This road was the former Louth-Bawtry turnpike, set up in 1765.

Ken Redmore, 2004

Market Rasen, milestone, turnpike, A631,
Marston, North Bridge
Marston, North Bridge
Marston, North Bridge

The old North Bridge, carrying the road to Hougham, has now been bypassed but it is still in use for pedestrian purposes.

DB 29 May 2020

Marston, North Bridge
Navenby, Milepost
Navenby, Milepost
Navenby, Milepost

Located on the A607 Lincoln to Grantham Road just to the north of Green Man Road.

DB 1 April 2019

Navenby, Milepost
Nettleham, Jubilee Bridge
Nettleham, Jubilee Bridge
Nettleham, Jubilee Bridge

"The Jubilee bridge taking the road over the Beck was built in 1897 and was the first bridge over the stream.

It cost exactly £139-4-2 to build"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Nettleham/section.asp?docId=52168 

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was in 1897. 

DB 3 September 2019

Nettleham, Jubilee Bridge, Beck
Newton on Trent, Dunham Bridge
Newton on Trent, Dunham Bridge
Newton on Trent, Dunham Bridge

This is the original toll bridge of 1832 built over the Trent at Dunham linking Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.  It is of bowstring type, designed by George Leather.

The bridge was replaced by a modern concrete structure in 1979, but it remains in local ownership.

Photograph 1978

Newton on Trent, Dunham Bridge, George Leather
Northorpe, Village Hall, AA Plaque
Northorpe, Village Hall, AA Plaque
Northorpe, Village Hall, AA Plaque

Automobile Association plaque mounted on what was the village school and is now the village hall.

Presumably original early C20 as it is mentioned in the Historic England listing. 

DB 12 May 2013

Northorpe, Village Hall, Automobile Association, AA
Osbournby, Milepost
Osbournby, Milepost
Osbournby, Milepost

"Early C19. Cast iron ...

maker's name to the base, 'HORNSBY SPITTLEGATE'"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061765 

DB 8 August 2020 

Osbournby, Milepost, HORNSBY SPITTLEGATE
Saxilby, Road Bridges
Saxilby, Road Bridges
Saxilby, Road Bridges

Road bridge carrying the A57 over the railway with a subsequent bridge over the Foss Dyke Navigation Canal.

Bypassed a former swing bridge. 

DB 17 May 2020

Saxilby, Road Bridges
Saxilby, Road Bridges
Saxilby, Road Bridges
Saxilby, Road Bridges

"THIS BY-PASS ROAD AND THE BRIDGES OVER THE RAILWAY AND THE FOSSDYKE WERE CONSTRUCTED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL AND WERE OPENED BY ALD. THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORD HEANAGE, D.L., O.B.E. CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL 15TH SEPTEMBER 1937"

DB 17 May 2020

Saxilby, Road Bridges
Scredington, Packhorse Bridge
Scredington, Packhorse Bridge
Scredington, Packhorse Bridge

The two-arched packhorse bridge at Scredington (TF 097409), constructed in c1250, now carries a footpath over a village stream.

Close by are the remains of a moat and the extensive site of a medieval manor.


Stewart Squires, 2004

Scredington, pack horse bridge, moat,
Scunthorpe, Underwood's Bus
Scunthorpe, Underwood's Bus
Scunthorpe, Underwood's Bus
W T Underwood of Scunthorpe ran a local bus service with ‘Red Progressive’ buses.
 
This bus was heading to New Holland in c.1925.
Scunthorpe, Underwood, bus, Red Progressive
Spalding, High Bridge
Spalding, High Bridge
Spalding, High Bridge

"Stone bridge of a single arch, with 5-Panelled parapet, the centre with date 1838"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063997 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The High Bridge over the Welland was rebuilt in 1838; there are five other bridges, but for foot passengers only"

DB 2 October 2019

Spalding, High Bridge
Spital in the Street, Coaching Inn
Spital in the Street, Coaching Inn
Spital in the Street, Coaching Inn

A large coaching inn (SK 967900) was built of stone in Spital on the Street a few hundred yards north of Caenby Corner on Ermine Street (present A15) in the 18th century.

It provided accommodation for travellers and stabling for horses using this main north-south turnpike from Lincoln to the Humber.

In later years it became the simple (though rather large) farmhouse for the Home Farm.


bill head, 1837

Spital In The Street, Coaching Inn, turnpike,
Stamford, Burghley Park, The Bridge
Stamford, Burghley Park, The Bridge
Stamford, Burghley Park, The Bridge

"The Bridge ... 1775 said to be by Lancelot Brown ...

Stone balustrades with couchant lions, by Henry Gilbert of Stamford, at the ends.

Carries drive over the west end of the lake in Burghley Park which was landscaped by Brown from 1756"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1331236 

DB 16 March 2014

Stamford, Burghley Park, Lion Bridge
Stamford, Toll Bar
Stamford, Toll Bar
Stamford, Toll Bar

A Turnpike Trust was formed in 1762 for the road between Deeping and Morcott in Rutland.

The Newstead Toll Bar stood on what is now the A16 between Stamford and Uffington.

undated postcard

Stamford, turnpike toll bar, Newstead
Stamford, Town Bridge
Stamford, Town Bridge
Stamford, Town Bridge

The Town Bridge across the Welland which links the town to St Martin (to the right), once in Northamptonshire.

postcard 1925

Stamford, Town Bridge
Sudbrooke Holme, Bridge
Sudbrooke Holme, Bridge
Sudbrooke Holme, Bridge

"Bridge spanning Nettleham Brook. 1907 ... 

One of the central piers has a date plaque which reads "CCS 1907", CCS being the initials of the then owner, Charles Coningby Sibthorpe.

He built the bridge as part of his improvements to Sudbrooke Park, which was then the grounds of a now demolished 18th century Manor House"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1391395 

DB 1 April 2021 

Sudbrooke Holme Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge

The third Cross Keys Bridge over the river Nene at Sutton Bridge.

This Swing Bridge was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1894-1897 at a cost of £80,000 and was initially worked by hydraulic power.

It carried both rail and road traffic until the railway closed in 1959.

The bridge still opens for river traffic heading to and from Wisbech.

Postcard, 1920

Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge, River Nene, swing bridge,
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge
Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys Bridge

Construction on this swing bridge began in 1894 and it opened for traffic on 25 July 1897. The engineer was J. Allen McDonald, engineer to the Midland Railway.

It was made and erected by A. Handyside & Co. Ltd of Derby & London, with hydraulic power by Sir W. C. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd of Newcastle on Tyne.

Postcard posted 1915

Sutton Bridge, Cross Keys swing bridge
Tattershall, Bridge over the River Witham
Tattershall, Bridge over the River Witham
Tattershall, Bridge over the River Witham

John Rennie built this fine red brick bridge at Tattershall over the Witham in 1815 to replace an earlier bridge of c1795 which had collapsed when the river was being dredged.

Stone copings and iron railings were provided in 1920 but removed in 1977.

A new road bridge was built alongside in 1991/92.

Ken Redmore, 2003

Tattershall, Tattershall Bridge, Witham, John Rennie,
Uffington, Parish Boundary Marker
Uffington, Parish Boundary Marker
Uffington, Parish Boundary Marker

This cast-iron boundary post is alongside the A16 about one mile west of Stamford town centre (TF 046078).

It marks the boundary between Uffington and St George's parish, Stamford.

It is one of the four nineteenth century parishes in the town.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Uffington, boundary post, cast iron, Stamford, St George,
Utterby, Packhorse Bridge
Utterby, Packhorse Bridge
Utterby, Packhorse Bridge

C14 bridge used by packhorses which were the main form of overland transport in the middle ages.

Particularly important for transport of wool to the coast and salt inland.

May have been constructed by the nearby Gilbertine Priory at North Ormsby. They held the living of Saint Andrew's Church, Utterby and derived much profit from the wool trade.

DB 1 April 2018

Utterby, Packhorse Bridge, Gilbertine, Wool, Salt
Waddingham, Brandy Wharf, Bridge
Waddingham, Brandy Wharf, Bridge
Waddingham, Brandy Wharf, Bridge

A cast iron bridge built over the Ancholme in 1931.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Waddingham, Brandy Wharf Bridge
Waddingham, Old Toll Bridge
Waddingham, Old Toll Bridge
Waddingham, Old Toll Bridge

A small brick bridge dating from the late eighteenth century.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Waddingham, Old Toll Bridge
Wellingore, Garage
Wellingore, Garage
Wellingore, Garage

"Purpose-built garage and petrol station, built in 1933 to designs by F. Glanville Goodin, and extended in the 1980s"

"It has a subtle sophistication of design, effortlessly combining the forms of a triumphal arch and a half-hipped barn to create a garage that simultaneously heralds the progressive new age of the motor car whilst alleviating the public anxiety over its consequences"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1406722 

DB 17 September 2020

Wellingore, Garage
Wellingore, Garage
Wellingore, Garage
Wellingore, Garage

A second view of the garage.

DB 17 September 2020

Wellingore, Garage
West Rasen, Packhorse Bridge
West Rasen, Packhorse Bridge
West Rasen, Packhorse Bridge

This packhorse bridge is about 20 metres long and crosses the River Rase in West Rasen, about 3 miles west of Market Rasen (TF 063893).

It is said to have been built in the early 1300s by the then Bishop of Lincoln, who also built a bridge over the Ancholme, two miles away at the place now known as Bishopbridge.

Pevsner, however, dates the bridge to the 15th century.

F Robinson, 2010

West Rasen, packhorse bridge, Bishopbridge
West Deeping, Bridges Over River Welland
West Deeping, Bridges Over River Welland
West Deeping, Bridges Over River Welland

One of a "Pair of road bridges. Early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1317148

Image shows the southernmost bridge.

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Road Bridges, River Welland
Wold Newton, milestone
Wold Newton, milestone
Wold Newton, milestone

The Grimsby to Wold Newton turnpike act was passed in 1765.

This iron milestone still stands at the roadside, 2 furlongs north of the village of Wold Newton.

Frank Robinson, December 2014

Wold Newton, milestone