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Bridge House

A Grade I Listed Building in Ambleside, Cumbria

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 451896

Location: Lakes, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA22

County: Cumbria

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

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Listing Text

NY 3704,
1/35

AMBLESIDE,
RYDAL ROAD,
Bridge House

I

GV

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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