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Ornamental Bridge at Blakesware 70 Metres North of Widford Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Widford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8242 / 51°49'27"N

Longitude: 0.0392 / 0°2'21"E

OS Eastings: 540634

OS Northings: 215924

OS Grid: TL406159

Mapcode National: GBR LCT.QPY

Mapcode Global: VHHLZ.MDLW

Entry Name: Ornamental Bridge at Blakesware 70 Metres North of Widford Lodge

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160042

Location: Widford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Widford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Widford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/2 Ornamental Bridge
at Blakesware
- 70 metres N of
Widford Lodge


Bridge. C19, for the Gosselin family, probably by George Devey
who rebuilt Blakesware 1876-9. Red brick with moulded limestone
dressings. A single arched road bridge over the River Ash - on
the line of the old road to Ware. A 3 brick semi-circular arch
with humped parapet. The curved parapet brickwork courses are
struck from the arch centrepoint. Ogee weathered moulded heavy
stone copings. Arch flanked by square pilaster piers with 2
stone offsets and square moulded caps. Outswept quadrant
abbutments with stone copings curving down to low square piers
with moulded stone copings. Part of a picturesque group with
Widford Lodge at this entrance to the park of Blakesware.

Listing NGR: TL4063415924

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

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