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Latitude: 54.4332 / 54°25'59"N
Longitude: -2.9635 / 2°57'48"W
OS Eastings: 337599
OS Northings: 504622
OS Grid: NY375046
Mapcode National: GBR 7KR5.6L
Mapcode Global: WH826.GT1T
Entry Name: Bridge House
Listing Date: 15 March 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1245148
English Heritage Legacy ID: 451896
Location: Lakes, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA22
District: South Lakeland
Civil Parish: Lakes
Built-Up Area: Ambleside
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Ambleside
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
Late C17-ear1y C18. National Trust property - a great tourist attraction.
The minute bridge was built to link the house and gardens of the former
Hall with the orchards on the other side of the stream, and the house was
built on top of the bridge as a summer-house. Tiny square stone rubble
house with slate roof and small chimney, 2 very low storeys, 1 tiny room
each floor at each side (facing the stream) with timber lintels and slate
sills. Sited on a depressed segmental stone arch of about 15 ft span (house
is about 10ft square). Slate steps down to stream bed from the front
of the house. Rydal Road front has 2 boarded doors - one up 2 steps, the
other up a spiral flight of 8 steps, with a slate landing forming a porch
to lower door. Deep overhanging eaves on old timbers. Interior has low
ceiling beams, iron fireplace with oven, grate etc.
For group reference see General group description under Rydal Road.
Listing NGR: NY3759904622
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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