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The Hemington Timbers

The Hemington Timbers are part of a series of bridges which spanned the River Trent at Hemington in Leicestershire. The bridges existed between 1097 and 1270 and were part of the important route called The King's Highway which led from Leicester and the south to Derby and the north.

Each bridge was ultimately damaged (probably by floods) and eventually a ferry was used to cross the river. Some o…