trust, known as the Great Stone Bridge Trust, was created, possibly
as early as 1511, due, it is said, to complaints made by two ladies
of the parish (probably an Urban Legend) who found it inconvenient
to reach the church accross the stepping stones, which does not
say much for Mathew Mowshurst's repairs of 1447.
was customary in those times to bequeath money to fund the upkeep
of roads and bridges and, whether or not the two ladies were involved,
moneys were found and were administered by the Great Stone Bridge
Trust, Which still exists today.
Trustees are a group of local people, at present nine in number.
They are responsible to the Charity Commission, set up in 1853,
for ensuring that the original concept of the bridge being for the
benefit of the people of Edenbridge is upheld.
The Trust's remit even extends nowadays to educational matters such
as offering grants to individuals. For example the Trust has materially
contributed to the cost of setting up the Eden