1163.04.21 concecration of S. Germain des Prés, Paris

Peter of Colechurch
priest and architect; d. 1205.
London Bridge was destroyed and rebuilt in 1091, 1136, and probably at many other times. All these early structures were of wood. According to Stow the last wooden bridge was built by Peter, curate of S. Mary Colechurch (London), in 1163. The first stone bridge was begun by Peter of Colechurch in 1176 and finished in 1209. It was constructed on twenty arches with nineteen piers, and houses were built upon it.




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