Spanning the centuries: the historic bridges of Northamptonshire


Julian Bowsher


This book, specially commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council (and written, designed and photographed by MOLA, with a Foreword by Tony Ciaburro of NCC), celebrates the rich diversity of the county’s historic bridges, specifically the 104 Listed by Historic England. There are many more within the county but these may be said to represent the best ones and moreover reveal the hsitory and development of bridges over time. These bridges include one Roman (although long-buried), 38 ‘historic’ bridges, ranging in date from the 13th to the 19th century, and another 20 ‘ornamental’ bridges within the great landscaped estates that Northamptonshire is famous for. The technical ingenuity that came with the Industrial Revolution is represented by the new bridges for canals and railways.

Published by Northamptonshire County Council 2017. ISBN 978-1-5272-0828-5 Hb. 250pp. col ills

Available from Northamptonshire County Council