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Straws Bridge - History

So why is it called Straws Bridge?

Straw's Bridge was a bridge over the Nutbrook Canal on the road from West Hallam to Ilkeston. It was originally known as Moor's Bridge. After the opening of the canal an overseer's house was built next to the canal on the right hand side of the road heading towards Ilkeston. In 1844 a man called Samuel Straw was employed as overseer and he moved into the house. From that time the bridge came to be called Straw's Bridge.

Straws Bridge

If you like to know more information about the place, please take a look at the Friends of Straws Bridge history page.