Wharves here were used for the transport of coal and other goods. In Victorian times the river was popular with tourists enjoying pleasure boats.
Returning now to your start point you will pass many old buildings.
On the north side of the High Street are Bridge House, Hope Cottage and Beam Ends. These may have been one building and date from the mid 15th century. In the late nineteenth century they were home to John Young, a carrier who also had use of a stable on the malthouse field behind. The brick-built Bridge House replaced the original flint building probably in the early 1900s.