Essex Bridge, Shugborough

Essex Bridge, Shugborough

Essex Bridge is a medieval packhorse bridge which crosses the river Trent immediately downstream from its confluence with the river Sow.

Essex Bridge, Shugborough

It is reputedly the longest surviving packhorse bridge in England.

Essex Bridge, Shugborough

There are now 14 arches in the bridge, which originally had 40.

Essex Bridge, Shugborough

The bridge connects Great Haywood with Shugborough Park.

Essex Bridge, Shugborough

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