Bridge in Bakewell
Very little of Medieval Bakewell remains today, making the preservation of the five-arched bridge over the Wye all the more significant.
Constructed using ashlar sandstone, this remarkable bridge, designated as a Grade I-listed structure, is believed to have been built around the early 14th century. It showcases Gothic pointed arches and triangular cutwaters that extend along the sides of the bridge, creating alcoves for pedestrians.
During the 19th century, the bridge underwent substantial modifications to accommodate road traffic, widening its original structure.
Embark on a delightful stroll southward along the Wye, where you can experience some of the most enchanting scenery in Bakewell.
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