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Holt Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Holt, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 53.0833 / 53°4'59"N

Longitude: -2.8801 / 2°52'48"W

OS Eastings: 341147

OS Northings: 354367

OS Grid: SJ411543

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.9WCM

Mapcode Global: WH88T.QRQN

Entry Name: Holt Bridge

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2924

Cadw Legacy ID: DE024

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Bridge

Period: Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Holt

Built-Up Area: Holt

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument consists of the remains of a bridge, dating to the medieval or post-medieval period.

Holt Bridge is of probable 15th or 16th century date, although there is mention of an earlier bridge on or near this site in a trial of 1368. The bridge is constructed of local red sandstone and has eight segmented arches separated on both sides by prominent pointed cutwaters. The bridge carries a single carriageway, spanning c.84m, and crosses the River Dee. Ancient Monument.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval or post-medieval construction techniques and transportation systems. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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