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King John's Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9974 / 51°59'50"N

Longitude: -2.1562 / 2°9'22"W

OS Eastings: 389371

OS Northings: 233231

OS Grid: SO893332

Mapcode National: GBR 1JK.MPQ

Mapcode Global: VH93T.K2Y3

Entry Name: King John's Bridge

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376890

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


859-1/5/313 King John's Bridge


Road bridge over River Mill Avon. Originally built c1190, but
frequently repaired or rebuilt, including substantial remedial
works in 1747, 1783, and 1810, culminating in major
restructuring in 1824. General reconstruction completed in
1962. Coursed sandstone ashlar.
5 low segmental arches in 2 square recessed orders, a fifth
arch, near E end higher than others, to triangular cutwaters
with refuges each side. Heavy weathered coping. Abutments
continue to W for approx 27m, and on N side is a plaque giving
historical information, including long quotation from Leland
(1769) concerning King John's involvement in the earlier
bridge. The low arches are carried on series of heavy square
ribs for about two-thirds of the road width, and some of the
masonry on the upstream side appears to have survived the 1962
rebuild. On the downstream side, to the W, a set of 14 steps
leads down to the riverside walk, breaking cleanly through the
(Victoria County History: Gloucestershire: London: 1968-:

Listing NGR: SO8937133231

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