1) The two contexts in which this word has been noted suggest that it may have referred to scaffold poles, and that the ‘bridges’ were the platform for the workmen.

1420 William of Alne … sall fynde the brygges, the scaches, nayles and all the tymbre that sall ga un to the gutter

1533 for v bordes to the guttors, iiijd. Item for wood to make scatchys and bryges iijd, York.

places York Alne
dates 1420 1533

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