Bridges

Norden's Hampshire 1607

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Bridges



Norden's map of Hampshire shows some bridges clearly marked by double lines over a river; bridges are not shown in other places where they might be expected. There does not seem to be a clear policy for showing bridges. Although roads are not indicated, the presence of bridges suggests some routes.

At Winchester the whole city is drawn across the river Itchen; two braids of the river emerge from under arches in the town wall.

None of the marked bridges are labelled; but he does label Warmansbri in the wrong place, with no bridge drawn.

At Fareham it is not clear whether Wallington bridge or the lower crossing of the Wallington River is shown.

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'modern' name (parish; ngr) = old name (hundred) if given

bridge (Beaulieu parish; SU3802)
bridge (Stockbridge parish; SU3535)
bridge (Fareham parish; SU569062)
bridge (Winchester parish) two, or more? bridges over the River Itchen at Winchester; the braids emerging from arches in the town walls.
Ambersham Bridge (Graffham parish, now West Sussex; SU916212)
Brockenhurst Bridge (Brockenhurst parish; SU302031)
Great Bridge (Fordingbridge parish; SU150145)
Iford Bridge (Bournemouth parish; SZ1393)
Newtown Bridge (Newtown parish; SU477640)
Ports Bridge (Portsmouth parish; SU654045)
Rum Bridge (Totton and Eling parish; SU3512)
Stoning Bridge (Ringwood parish; SU143052)
Stony Bridge (Fareham parish; SU543066)
Wallington Bridge? (Fareham parish; SU583067)
OR
bridge (Fareham parish; SU587062)
Warebridge (Fareham parish; SU542055) = Warmansbri (Waltham Hundred)
The bridge is labelled across the River Hamble. This bridge should be at Titchfield on the River Meon to the east.

References
Jervoise, E: 1930: Ancient Bridges of the South of England: Architectural Press (London)



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