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Baber Auxiliary Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Hounslow Heath, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4595 / 51°27'34"N

Longitude: -0.3985 / 0°23'54"W

OS Eastings: 511359

OS Northings: 174613

OS Grid: TQ113746

Mapcode National: GBR 4N.S7R

Mapcode Global: VHFTL.1KPZ

Entry Name: Baber Auxiliary Bridge

Listing Date: 8 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489673

Location: Hounslow, London, TW14

County: London

District: Hounslow

Electoral Ward/Division: Hounslow Heath

Built-Up Area: Hounslow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul and The Good Shepherd, Hounslow

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


787/0/10130 STAINES ROAD
08-AUG-02 Baber Auxiliary Bridge

II

Baber Auxiliary Bridge, Staines Road. 1809 for the Trustees of the Brentford Turnpike Road. Pink-grey stock brick, Portland stone coping to parapet, stone keystones to each side inscribed 'Rebuilt 1809'.
HISTORY: the first Baber (or Beaver) Auxiliary Bridge was erected by the Duke of Northumberland to carry the Hounslow-Staines road over a channel of the Isleworth Mill River, a water course created to power mills on the ducal estate, which joins the River Crane near this point. This bridge was accidentally rebuilt by the trustees of the Brentford Road who were unaware of the duke's responsibility for it.
SOURCE: 'Report of the Committee of Magistrates appointed to make enquiry respecting the Public Bridges of the County of Middlesex' (1826), 292.

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