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Houghton Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Amberley, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8969 / 50°53'48"N

Longitude: -0.5435 / 0°32'36"W

OS Eastings: 502524

OS Northings: 111831

OS Grid: TQ025118

Mapcode National: GBR GJZ.MDP

Mapcode Global: FRA 96RQ.VF1

Entry Name: Houghton Bridge

Listing Date: 15 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1027476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 298261

Location: Amberley, Horsham, West Sussex, BN18

County: West Sussex

District: Horsham

Civil Parish: Amberley

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Amberley with North Stoke

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text



Houghton Bridge

TQ 01 SW 10/678


This bridge is partly in Horsham District and partly in former Petworth Rural
District, the major portion being in the latter. The River Arun here forms
2 branches with an island in the middle. The bridge spans both but the boundary
between the 2 Districts passes through the centre of the east branch. The
bridge was erected in 1875 but is built in the medieval tradition. Ashlar.
The west branch of the river is spanned by 4 low elliptical arches, the east
branch by one similar arch with a solid portion between. Blunt cut-waters
between the western arches. Buttresses flanking the eastern arch and the solid
portion. Modillion cornice below the parapet. Over this and above each pier
is a semi-circular pierced recess corbelled out from each pier. The road approaches
of the bridge are flanked by piers supporting ball caps and also an opening
from the south side of the bridge on to the island.

Listing NGR: TQ0252411831

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