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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: 502522

OS Northings: 111830

OS Grid: TQ025118

Mapcode National: GBR GJZ.MDP

Mapcode Global: FRA 96RQ.VF1

Entry Name: Houghton Bridge

Listing Date: 12 October 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1027632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297926

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

The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13 March 2017.

Houghton Bridge

The River Arun here forms two branches with an island in the centre. The bridge spans
both, but the boundary between the two 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 cutwaters between the
western arches. Buttresses flanking the western 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 onto the island. Photograph in the National Buildings Record.

Listing NGR: TQ0252211830

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1027476 in the District of Horsham, parish of Amberley. This entry was removed from the List on 13 March 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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