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Captain Cooks Monument the Shell Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Stowe, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 52.0303 / 52°1'49"N

Longitude: -1.014 / 1°0'50"W

OS Eastings: 467742

OS Northings: 237338

OS Grid: SP677373

Mapcode National: GBR 9X9.NGS

Mapcode Global: VHDT2.C7TD

Plus Code: 9C4W2XJP+4C

Entry Name: Captain Cooks Monument the Shell Bridge

Listing Date: 13 July 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211939

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396463

ID on this website: 101211939

Location: Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Stowe

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Stowe

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Tagged with: Footbridge Memorial

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The Shell Bridge and
Captain Cook's Monument


A dam in the Elysian Fields, disguised as a low bridge. c1740 by Kent. Stone
dressings, rendering encrusted with shells. Five bays with low arches,
central bay projecting and pedimented, 2 smaller pediments each side above
piers. Captain Cook's Monument, standing on the bridge, is a small monument
with portrait medallion dated 1778.

Listing NGR: SP6773937341

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