Why was Swarkestone bridge built?

Swarkestone bridge was built in the 13th century to cross the river and its surrounding marshes, between the villages of Swarkstone and Stanton by Bridge. It was financed by the two ‘Bellamont sisters.

What is the longest medieval bridge?

Swarkestone Bridge
Swarkestone Bridge is built of sandstone and, including its associated arched causeway, is just under a mile long. It has 17 arches, 6 of which remain totally unaltered since medieval times. The impressive structure is longest stone bridge in England.

Can I walk across Swarkestone Bridge?

This easy relaxing walk for the most part follows the banks of the River Trent and the Trent and Mersey Canal. Swarkestone Bridge and Causeway had a very important part to play in history as recorded by the commemorative cairn in the gardens of the Crewe and Harpur Arms at the start of the walk.

Why is Swarkestone Bridge linked to Scotland?

In 1745, Swarkestone Bridge was the southernmost point of Bonny Prince Charlie’s advance on London, in his attempt to claim the British throne. Finding no reports of support from the south, they turned back to Derby and then retreated to Scotland and their final defeat at the Battle of Culloden.

When was Swarkestone Bridge built?

13th Century
The bridge was built in the 13th Century to cross the River Trent and the surrounding marshes. The first mention of the bridge was in 1204 (known as ‘Ponte de Cordy’), but in part has been modified, repaired and rebuilt.

How do you not fall off a bridge in Minecraft?

To do the Breezily technique, you have to move backwards while strafing left and right across your bridge as you build it. Moving across the blocks like this means you don’t go backwards fast enough to outpace how quickly you can place blocks and fall off.

What happened at Swarkestone Bridge and is it unsafe?

This is the crash that has left a major bridge closed in both directions and left it “structurally unsafe”. Fire crews were called to Swarkestone Bridge at around 11:20pm last night to reports of a car on its roof. Just one vehicle was involved and fortunately no one was trapped inside.

How many people have died swimming in Derbyshire during the heatwave?

Derbyshire Police today said the body of a 15-year-old boy was recovered from the River Trent in Swarkestone – there has been a string of swimming-related deaths since the weekend Fourteen people have drowned with a 15-year-old boy the latest victim as the nation sizzles in a deadly 32C heatwave.

What happened at Ducklington lake in Witney?

A teenage girl was pulled from the water at Ducklington Lake, Witney, shortly after 14:30 BST on Sunday. Emergency services were called to a “fear for welfare report” before she was taken to hospital, but later sadly died. Thames Valley Police said the girl’s family had been informed, and were being closely supported by specially trained officers.

Who was the man who died at Salford Quays?

A 19-year-old man who died in the water at Salford Quays has been named as Ngapee Merenga. It is understood that Ngapee, from Ardwick, had been swimming with friends from his football team when he disappeared under the water on Sunday evening.