Cookies on this website

This website places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites.
Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high quality website and online shopping experience for our customers, and some collect information about browsing and buying behaviour. For more information about cookies, including how we use them and how to disable them, read our full Cookie Policy.
By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.
If you do not consent, you should disable cookies in your browser or refrain from using the site. Thank you.
Toll charges stone for the Old Cavendish Bridge over the River Trent, Shardlow

To magnify the image, move the cursor over picture.

:DRBY005570
:Shardlow
:London Road A6
:Toll charges stone for the Old Cavendish Bridge over the River Trent, Shardlow
:c 1980's
:Derby Evening Telegraph
:Derby Evening Telegraph
:Derby Evening Telegraph
:
Buy a copy of this image
copy(ies)
:

Shardlow, situated 8 miles south east of Derby, just off the A6, was once a considerable inland port on the river Trent. There was a settlement here at the time of Domesday, when the area belonged to the Abbey of Chester and the village was known as Serdelov. It was clustered around the crossroads where the track from Aston to Wilne crossed the route from Derby to the Trent. A horse drawn ferry was used to cross the river but this was replaced in 1758-60 by Cavendish Bridge and tolls had to be paid to cross it. This stone giving the toll charges is still displayed on the roadside approaching the modern Cavendish Bridge, a replacement for the old one that collapsed through floods in 1947. The original bridge crossed the river a hundred yards or so upstream of the current bridge, joining the road near the old Crown Inn. A new section of road was built (near todays Shardlow Marina) which straightened the road, rejoining the old road at the old Cavendish Bridge Brewery buildings.