Bury St Edmunds: Abbot’s Bridge

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Crossing the river Lark on the north west corner of the Abbey Precincts is the Abbot’s Bridge. Dating to the late 12th century, the monastic bridge is constructed from stone and rubble flint. The bridge features two flying buttresses and segmental arches which originally carried a portcullis.

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Linking the Abbey’s vineyards with the precincts, the bridge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is Grade I listed.