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BATH BRIDGE


Before the main bridge was built across the valley the main route into the town was steep and difficult to access.  A small bridge over the stream formed the dry route in wet weather but as anyone who has climbed up the former Black Horse Hill will know - it’s steep either up or down.

In 1774 the turnpike commissioners employed a local mason, Thomas Webb, to build Bath Bridge. Levelling commenced in November 1774 and the bridge was completed in April 1776.


Newspapers, Magazines and Journals:

1882

Gloucester Journal - Saturday 07 January 1882 page 8 col.f

The Clerk of the County Works reported at a meeting of Gloucestershire Quarter Sessions that Bath Bridge was out of repair [along with several others in the county]



1937

Report of Bankruptcy of Bath Bridge Garage appeared in several local newspapers.

1952

Face of Gloucestershire, the story of Tetbury; Little, Bryan; Gloucestershire countryside, Vol. 7, 1949-52, p. 462-5 Illustrations include: church from across Bath Bridge


Gloucestershire Archives

Tetbury rural district official guide c.1949

Publisher  Hy. Ling Ltd., printer; United Services Handbooks, publisher

Illustrations include:church and Bath bridge from Cutwell

R300.13(1)GS* R300.13(2)GS* R300.22GS


Property

Cottage and land near the Bath Bridge

D566/T/2/23

Cottage near the Bath Bridge

D566/T/2/25

Tetbury Bath Bridge, Lease of one arch of Tetbury Bath Bridge or Viaduct with letters

Q/AB/17  

Conveyance of newly erected messuage in Chipping Lane, Tetbury and tenement/room adjoining, used as chapel, and of a cottage, garden and premises in tithing of Charlton, parish of Tetbury, near the Bath Bridge on the turnpike road (the garden being used as a cemetery)(Withers & Williams, Tyndall Drew)

D2742/4

Cotswold Division bridge register 1-400: Bath Bridge [Tetbury] (188); Drawbridge [Tetbury] (189)

K1870/3/1