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Ouse Bridge and Attached Flights of Steps

A Grade II Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.9574 / 53°57'26"N

Longitude: -1.0838 / 1°5'1"W

OS Eastings: 460217

OS Northings: 451648

OS Grid: SE602516

Mapcode National: GBR NQWP.53

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.BS5J

Entry Name: Ouse Bridge and Attached Flights of Steps

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Last Amended: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259354

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462986

Location: York, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Micklegate

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York All Saints, Pavement

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/28/10 Ouse Bridge and attached flights of
14/06/54 steps
(Formerly Listed as:
Ouse Bridge)


Bridge with flights of steps attached at each end on
downstream side. 1810-20, with early C20 lamp standards. By
Peter Atkinson junior. Limestone ashlar, rusticated; painted
cast-iron lamp standards.
3-span bridge, with segmental arches of rusticated voussoirs
between piers containing round-headed niches on half-octagonal
cutwaters. Moulded cornice beneath sunk-panelled parapet with
cambered coping. Piers rise into parapet to form plinths for
fluted tapering lamp standards, branching at top for pendant
lanterns, and with stylised flame finial. Similar flights of
steps on east and west banks are straight with plain parapets,
moulded cambered coping and cylindrical terminal piers with
moulded flat caps.
HISTORICAL NOTE: when the bridge foundation stone was laid a
brass plate was set in a cavity, inscribed:- "The First Stone
of This Bridge was laid December 10th in the Year MDCCCX and
in the reign of George the Third by the Rt. Hon. Geo. Peacock
Lord Mayor. Peter Atkinson Architect".
(City of York: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 48-50).

Listing NGR: SE6021751648

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