The Red Brig Port

The Red Brig Port is long gone, but the Red Brig still stands, carrying Skinnergate over the Lade, the town’s defensive ditch. Excavations in 1991 showed that the present bridge is still supported by a waterlogged sleeper beam, perhaps medieval. The present wall is a later one on the line of the original medieval town wall, the foundations of which were also discovered in the 1991 excavations. These showed that the foundations survived some 2 metres below ground.