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DOROTHY VERNON'S BRIDGE AT HADDON HALL

DOROTHY VERNON'S BRIDGE AT HADDON HALL

Just below Haddon Hall an ancient and now broken bridge crosses the Wye. Its narrowness is noticeable, and is due to the fact that it was built for a pack-horse route in the days when the lack of roads made it easier to carry goods on a string of horses than in a wagon. It is connected with the popular legend of the beautiful Dorothy's elopement with Sir John Manners. The Vernon family held Haddon Hall, which has Norman work in it, from the twelfth to the end of the sixteenth centuries, when it passed, with Dorothy, to its present owners, the Rutlands.

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