Description

The historic Sandwich Toll Bridge was build in 1773 of Portland stone, according to Historic England, with the centre portion dated to 1892 to open as an iron swing bridge, on the south and north ends stone arches. It is a Grade II listed building and the toll charges can be seen on a plaque on the wall of the Barbican.
The 16th Century Barbican, a defence built to protect a gate or drawbridge, was part of the town's defences and guarded the bridge over the River Stour. Bot are reminders of a time when Sandwich was a major port. Both are of historical interest if you are visiting Sandwich.

Price
Free

Accessibility
Wheelchair access though uneven due to age of bridge.

Advisory Notes
Take care while visiting, the Barbican is at a traffic light crossing and traffic goes over the bridge and the path is very narrow.

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