Bond's Bridge

Bonds bridge during the autumn season

Read on to hear more about the history of Bond's bridge at The Argory

Prior to the bridge being constructed, a ferry crossed the river that was operated by a local lady named Maggie Maguire. Maggie lived in River cottage which is now privately owned on the far side of the river.

Maggie Maguire operated the ferry across the River Blackwater before the bridge was constructed

The ground at Bond’s Bridge and the river path formed part of the original Argory estate which was given to the National Trust in 1979. The car park and surrounding land enables the National Trust to welcome visitors to The Argory by foot or by boat!

From March 2018, we will be introducing a new admission point at the Bond’s Bridge car park. Income generated at this admission point will be invested in the ongoing improvements and care of The Argory forever, for everyone.

Every time you visit as a member you contribute to the care and conservation of The Argory and its beautiful grounds. Sign up for membership for as little as £5.75 per month at visitor reception.