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Footbridge, Road Bridge and Sluices

A Grade II Listed Building in Walpole Marsh, Wisbech, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7411 / 52°44'27"N

Longitude: 0.1727 / 0°10'21"E

OS Eastings: 546770

OS Northings: 318155

OS Grid: TF467181

Mapcode National: GBR M29.2H1

Mapcode Global: WHJP3.MCFF

Plus Code: 9F42P5RF+C3

Entry Name: Footbridge, Road Bridge and Sluices

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204893

English Heritage Legacy ID: 197956

Location: Tydd St. Mary, South Holland, Lincolnshire, PE13

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Holland

Civil Parish: Tydd St Mary

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Tydd St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

TYDD ST MARY NORTH LEVEL MAIN DRAIN
TF 41 NE
8/110 Footbridge, Road bridge
and sluices

II

Road bridge and sluice gates with parallel footbridge. 1859 and 1866, constructed
for the North Level Commissioners by Robert Stephenson. Repaired 1881, 1945 and
1967. Black coloured red brick, ashlar, wood and iron. East side with 2 brick
piers with painted ashlar coping. Projecting from the centre and forming a triangle
is a single pair of wooden gates with iron fittings. Single similar gates flank
the piers. Piers support a C20 plank bridge with aluminium railings. Behind is
the brick parapet of the road bridge, coped with ashlar and surmounted by decorative
cast iron railings with decorative brackets. Parapet with plaque inscribed
'Constructed for the North Level Commissioners by Geo. Robt. Stephenson Esq. CE
AD 1859'. Projecting from either side of the bridge are single similar ashlar coped
sloping brick walls. Running parallel for 7 metres and then swept out for about
5 metres. In front of the sluice gates is the iron footbridge of 3 arched spans,
the central span being wider, supported on paired slim columns. Arches with
keystones and spandrels decorated with open fretwork. This pattern to both sides
of footbridge. Inscribed 'Henry Grissell London 1866'. West side with 2 ashlar
coped brick cutwaters with 3 sets of gates. The cutwaters support a plank foot-
bridge holding 3 sets of C20 ratchets. Parapet and railings as east side but with
small gate giving access to footbridge. Adjacent the sluice on the east side are
3 sets of C19 iron ratchets.


Listing NGR: TF4677018155

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