Ballingdon Bridge
Ballingdon cum Brundon, Suffolk

Site Code
BCB 012
OASIS Number
0
Site Type
Monitoring
Period
Medieval, Post Medieval,
Report Number
2007_020

Summary

Monitoring of the project to demolish and replace Ballingdon Bridge produced evidence of four previous bridges dating from between the 13th century to the early years of the 20th century. The remains of a stone, brick and two wooden bridges were found along with evidence of both collapses and phases of repair, this tied in closely with documentary accounts to provide a detailed history of the crossing. Evidence of post medieval buildings adjacent to the river and the augmentation of the Sudbury bank through revetments and dumping of household and industrial rubbish from the 15th century were also found.