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THE ANCIENT STOPHAM BRIDGE ACROSS THE ARUN NEAR PETWORTH, SUSSEX

THE ANCIENT STOPHAM BRIDGE ACROSS THE ARUN NEAR PETWORTH, SUSSEX

About six miles east of Petworth in Sussex the muddy stream of the Arun is crossed by Stopham Bridge, which, though not as beautiful as one or two other Sussex bridges, has an air of austerity that enhances its medieval dignity. One may note the tallness of its centre arch and the strength of its pier buttresses. Its oldest portions are probably at least as old as the neighbouring Stopham House, the home of the Sussex family of Barttelot, who established themselves here in the last quarter of the fourteenth century.

Other pictures from Bridges, Quaint and Historical


A BRIDGE IN BROAD-LAND, NORFOLK

WAKEFIELD'S OLD BRIDGE AND CHANTRY CHAPEL, AND THE GRACEFUL BRIDGE AT ABINGDON

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