Parklands Bridge Restored to Full Glory

parklands bridge

The recently restored Parklands Bridge

Situated in Parklands, just off Corbets Tey Road, the bridge was part of the old Gaynes Estate. Built circa 1760 it is the work of the well known architect / designer of the time James Paine, whose other projects included Thorndon Hall, Brentwood and Hare Hall, Gidea Park (now part of the Royal Liberty School ).

The bridge is a grade II listed structure, which sadly fell into disrepair in recent years and was on English Heritages at risk register. As far back as 1999 attempts were made to start restoration, but fund raising proved difficult and also other difficulties arose.

With the support of Havering Council restoration work was able to start last year and has now just finished.

If you have not been to Parklands recently, it is well worth a visit. On a sunny day the bridge looks magnificent.

To find out more about the history of Parklands or learn how to support the Friends Group please visit our web site HERE .

The location of Parklands can be found HERE .


Andrew Griffiths


Friends of Parklands


1 Comment
  1. I was the plasterer who restored all the arches and render
    To this bridge which was a great job to work on

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