Farndon BridgeEdit profile
Farndon Bridge crosses the River Dee and the England-Wales border between the villages of Farndon, Cheshire, England and Holt, Wales (grid reference SJ412544). It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and is a scheduled monument. In the early 1990s the bridge was restored and renovated and at the same time an archaeological survey was carried out.
The bridge was built in 1339. It originally had ten arches with a large gate tower on the fifth arch. In the 18th century the tower was demolished and at some time two of the arches on the Welsh side were lost. The bridge is a narrow structure built of red sandstone with eight arches, of which five are over the river. On the Farndon side is one flood arch and two flood arches are on the Holt side.