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Farndon-Holt Bridge


Farndon-Holt Bridge

A Grade I listed medieval sandstone bridge links Farndon with its Welsh neighbour Holt on the opposite bank of the Dee. Built in 1339 and it was recorded as having ten arches in 1754 and on the fifth of which stood a large gate tower. This tower was demolished to bridge level in the late 18th century and two archs were lost on the Welsh side.

In the early 1990s the bridge underwent repair and renovation. The Chester Archaeology Service undertook a survey of the structure. A short report by Simon Ward appeared in the first edition of Cheshire Past - click below.




     



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