Kexby Old Bridge
Ferrey and Mennim’s experience and specialism in historic bridge repair led to us being appointed to repair the Kexby Old Bridge. This grade II* listed bridge was built in 1650 and until the 1970s carried the main road from York to Hull on its three large, rounded, triple-chamfered stone arches.
The frequent flooding of the River Derwent had slowly led to the deterioration of the bridge. This included the scouring of the abutments and piers and extensive damage and loss of stones on the upstream side of the underside of the arches.
We carried out careful investigation to understand the historic bridge construction followed by the individual identification of works to each stone block. The difficulties of access and carrying out the works required temporary support of the stone arches using a piled steel structure to allow the replacement of the damaged, large blocks of fine magnesian limestone.
- Client: East Riding Highways Dept
- Category: Heritage and Conservation
York based Conservation, Residential
and Ecclesiastical Architects.
Design with a difference
Ferrey and Mennim pursue a contemporary, timeless architecture, often within complex historic settings. Since 1922 we have worked with exceptional craftsmen from across Yorkshire and the North of England to create and restore buildings with carefully crafted, modern detail. We undertake work with skill, care and always with attention to the needs of our clients.
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We have a wide range of skills and experience in our team that includes:
Andrew Boyce, ARB RIBA RIAS AABC is cathedral architect for St Magnus Cathedral and Hull Minster as well as over 150 churches. He joined Ferrey and Mennim in 1999 and now uses his specialist knowledge of buildings conservation to lead the team as Director.
Ian Hayton, BArch (Hons) DipArch MSc (Building Conservation) ARB AABC is an award winning architect with extensive experience in sustainable construction, conservation and in the education, SEN, residential and large-scale housing sectors. He is passionately committed to close consultation with clients and historic buildings.
In addition, Ferrey and Mennim are very ably assisted by our technical and office support staff.
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