Doctor Fleming's Bridge, Bottesford

Doctor Fleming's Bridge, Bottesford
This catalogue record comes from: Bottesford Local History Archive

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  • Surely upper section is approx. 1600c but the lower arches are similar to those of 14th century. Can someone comment on this please.

    By Graham Long (23/01/2017)
  • Hello Graham, That’s an interesting point. The information about its being built ‘by’ the Rector, Samuel Fleming, in the early part of the 1600s comes from Nichols’ History of Leicestershire (1795), and we have never questioned what he said. Perhaps the solution would be to compare the bridge with others known to have been built about this time (and in the 1300s). Do you have some examples in mind? With best regards, Neil Fortey (ed)

    By Neil Fortey (23/01/2017)

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