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Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Amesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.176 / 51°10'33"N

Longitude: -1.7875 / 1°47'14"W

OS Eastings: 414953

OS Northings: 141889

OS Grid: SU149418

Mapcode National: GBR 502.BWG

Mapcode Global: VHB5B.YPXT

Entry Name: Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321315

Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Amesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Amesbury St Mary and St Melor

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SU 1541
11/4 Baluster Bridge and gate piers

Ornamental bridge over River Avon. 1775, rebuilt by Sir William
Chambers. Limestone. Three segmental arches with archivolts.
Rusticated stonework. Wide band at base of parapet and balustrade
of continuous balusters terminating in flattened scrolls linking at
angle to piers. Cutwaters both sides. At entrance on to bridge,
octagonal tapered bollards restrict traffic to centre. At north
end two gate piers, line rusticated, with cornice and block, the
finials missing. Wrought iron gates and pedestrian gates outside
piers. Of group value as part of the landscape works designed by
Henry Flitcroft 1726-30 and Charles Bridgeman 1730-38, and added to
by others during the eighteenth century.

Listing NGR: SU1495341888

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

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