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Basin Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9816 / 51°58'53"N

Longitude: -0.6006 / 0°36'2"W

OS Eastings: 496206

OS Northings: 232389

OS Grid: SP962323

Mapcode National: GBR F2D.QZF

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.JGV6

Entry Name: Basin Bridge

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114019

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38276

Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Woburn

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woburn

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

23.1.61 Basin Bridge
- I
Bridge Circa 1770 by Sir william Chambers for John 4th Duke of Bedford.
Substantially reworked by Humphry Repton before 1813. Ashlar and red brick.
Approximately 30 metres long and 7 metres wide, splaying out at both ends.
Separates Basin Pond from New Pond. NW elevation (towards Basin Pond): 3
semi-circular arches. Rusticated stonework, the lower courses and voussoirs
vermiculated. Terminates in large square piers of smooth ashlarwork.
Surmounted by cornice and low balustraded parapet with small piers at
intervals. Red brick vaulting under arches. SE elevation: probably
originally similar to other elevation, but only balustrade and terminal piers
visible since banking up of land and raising of water level by Repton.
Beds. Record Office: CRT 130 Woburn 33, Notes of the Basin Bridge compiled by
Marie P. G. Draper, Archivist to Bedford Estates.

Listing NGR: SP9620632389

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

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