Mortar Analysis at Clopton Bridge

Mortar sampling and analysis at Clopton Bridge in Stratford upon Avon.

A total of 16 samples were removed from the soffits, cutwaters and elevations of this late medieval bridge in central Stratford upon Avon.

Analysis by powder x-ray diffraction and microscopy to determine the nature of the historic mortar used, mix ratios and aggregate sizes. Clopton Bridge is a Scheduled Monument and part of Warwickshire County Council's Historic Bridge Maintenance Programme.