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Pair of Bridges Immediately to North West of Abbey House

A Grade II Listed Building in Maltby, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.403 / 53°24'10"N

Longitude: -1.1857 / 1°11'8"W

OS Eastings: 454235

OS Northings: 389882

OS Grid: SK542898

Mapcode National: GBR NY52.3V

Mapcode Global: WHDDM.RQKK

Entry Name: Pair of Bridges Immediately to North West of Abbey House

Listing Date: 1 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192809

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335927

Location: Maltby, Rotherham, S66

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Maltby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Maltby

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

7/52 Pair of bridges
immediately to
north-west of
Abbey house
Pair of bridges. C18 and probably c1775 by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown for
the Sandbeck estate of the Earl of Scarbrough. Irregular magnesian limestone
blacks, 1 bridge with ashlar voussoirs. 2 single-span bridges flanking a
small island in stream to west of Abbey House (q.v.). Western bridge has C18
round arch beneath crudely-set rubble walling; upstream side of bridge
collapsed. South side of eastern bridge of c1775 has irregular blacks set in
Grotto-style with pendant keystone; dressed wallstone arch soffit flares out
upstream. Remnants of the scheme for Roche Abbey carried out by Brown
between 1774 and 1777; the contract survives at Sandbeck Park and states that
he is "to finish all the Valley of Roach Abbey in all its parts, according to
the Ideas fixed on with Lord Scarbrough (with Poet's feeling and with
Painter's Eye)".
M. Girouard, 'Sandbeck Park, Yorkshire III', Country life, 0ct 21st 1965,

Listing NGR: SK5423989882

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