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Bridge at Main Entrance to Downton Castle (That Part in Downton Civil Parish)

A Grade II Listed Building in Downton, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.3708 / 52°22'14"N

Longitude: -2.8161 / 2°48'57"W

OS Eastings: 344533

OS Northings: 275063

OS Grid: SO445750

Mapcode National: GBR BF.RRCY

Mapcode Global: VH76M.4NLX

Plus Code: 9C4V95CM+8H

Entry Name: Bridge at Main Entrance to Downton Castle (That Part in Downton Civil Parish)

Listing Date: 11 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081759

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150196

Location: Downton Castle, County of Herefordshire, SY8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Downton

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Wigmore Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Bridge at main entrance to Downton Castle (that part in Downton CP)


Accommodation bridge over Stone Brook. Mid-C19. Dressed coursed sandstone
rubble with ashlar dressings. Central tall narrow archway with two-centred
head of two chamfered orders. The archway is flanked by bartizan-style
angled projections with embattled parapets which are corbelled out from the
wall surface just beneath the level of the arched head and are continued to
the main parapet coping. There are smaller similarly arched flood outlets
and also several irregularly sized and spaced slit openings in the bridge
walls. The plain parapet has a string course at its base, a ridged coping
and is splayed at the north end. The south ends terminate in octagonal piers
with pyramidal capping. A short wall about two yards long adjoins the outer
side of both piers at right angles to the bridge. The bridge was built as
part of the major alterations to Downton Castle (qv) carried out between 1860
and 1870 when a new entrance was built on the north-west side of the building.
The estate was originally approached from the south with the driveway crossing
the River Teme at Castle Bridge (qv): (Also see under Leintwardine CP).

Listing NGR: SO4453375063

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