Habin Bridge, Rogate
Three medieval stone bridges were built by the monks of Durford Abbey, founded by Premonstratensian Canons in the 12th century. They are at Habin, Maidenmarsh and Trotton.
Period of construction:
1000 - 1599
Transport Trust plaque:
The first bridges were probably of felled trees lain across the river (Stockbridge and Trowbridge both refer to tree trunk bridges) and then of worked timber.
Habin Bridge over the river Rother, south of the village of Rogate, was built probably in the 16th or early 17th century on a north/south routeway.
It is of four spans with round arches, the two southernmost being of two chamfered orders, the northernmost having key-stones and possibly representing an 18th-century repair. There are cut-waters up and down stream, the former triangular in plan, the latter square. The parapets are chamfered but the eastern one seems to be a repair.
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How To Find:
By road: On Nyewood Road south of Rogate which is on the east/west route A272.
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