Monument details

HER Number:1791/0/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Farndon-Holt Bridge


Farndon Bridge spans the River Dee between England and Wales. Mentioned in 1391, when tolls were received by the Earl of Arundel, but probably built c.1345. Referred to as a great stone bridge by Leland and of ten arches with remains of a guard house in the middle by Pennant. In 1857, vestiges of a tower and gateway still remained but the bridge was described as being of eight arches. Location of the Saxon town at a bridging point on the River Dee, opposite the Roman station of Holt, suggests there was probably a ford from an early date. Over the third arch of the bridge, on the Welsh side, are traces of a tower or guard house. A number of Civil War actions involved the besieging and capture of this bridge.


Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GATEHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1006758: Farndon Holt Bridge Also In Clwyd: Wales; Listed Building (I) 1279428: FARNDON BRIDGE (THAT PART IN CHESHIRE, SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT); Conservation Area

Related records

1791/0/0Related to: Farndon (Monument)

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