Hoxne, Suffolk, England

Goldbrook Bridge

Goldbrook Bridge

A curse is said to await all those who cross the bridge (above) on their way to get married. The story originates from when St. Edmund - also known as Edmund the Martyr or Edmund of East Anglia (died 20 November 869) and was king of East Anglia from about 855 until his death - was being pursued by the Danes. He took refuge under a bridge, which is now known as Gold Bridge. A newly married couple saw the gold spurs and gave his location away to his enemies. Edmund then put a curse on all couples that cross the bridge on their way to get married.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Hoxne is an anciently established village in Suffolk, England.

It is situated about 5 miles east-southeast of Diss, Norfolk and one-half mile south of the River Waveney.

Pictured left is a view of Goldbrook Bridge courtesy of Adrian Cable. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.