Packhorse Bridge Walsingham

This 18th century bridge sits within the extensive grounds of the Walsingham Estate, crossing the River Stiffkey. It is thought that the bridge may be older and moved to its current position from a more southerly point when the river was dammed to create an ornamental lake.

Project Summary

Messenger was employed to restore and repair the fabric of the bridge, which involved inserting new stones to replace decayed ones and reinstalling the wooden edges to the bridge deck. In addition to the repair of the bridges elevations, Messenger also repaired the weir situated underneath the central arches and the bank walls surrounding the bridge.

The decorative stones that were most likely sourced from the Abbey were carefully reinserted in their original places of restoration.wa

Client:

Walsingham Estates

Architect:

Hutton and Rustron

Duration:

Completion:

June 2020

Value:

£20k

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