The current bridge, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, replaced an even earlier bridge which was made of wood, in 1423. The total length of the "new" bridge is 246 feet and it's a thing of great beauty and solidity.
These days traffic is taken across the river by means of a new new bridge, leaving the old new bridge avaiable for pedestrians to explore in safety.
Stopham Bridge crosses the River Arun, just north of its junction with the River Rother. There is a good pub next to the River called the White Hart. The pub has an attractive waterside garden.
Stopham village church contains some exquisite 17th glasswork and the Barttelot brasses which commemorate many generations of the Barttelot family.
Stopham House, where the Barttelots lived, is an impressive manor house near the village – sadly for visitors (but great for the occupants) it has now been converted into flats.
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