Wakerley Bridge, Rutland
A 14th century five arch bridge over the river Welland.
Period of construction:
1000 - 1599
Transport Trust plaque:
Wakerley Road, WaKerley, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 8PA
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.
Wakerley BridgeÂ is typical of many in the East Midlands. It is composed of five arches of unequal span and is constructed in stone. It was widened by 2 ft. in 1793. It is 81 ft. (25 m) long. There are cutwaters on both sides and there is a carved head above the keystone of the second arch from the north.
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How To Find:
The bridge links Barrowden and Wakerley which lie in the angle formed by the A 43 and A 47, which meet east of the bridge. Access can be made from either.
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