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Sauls Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Witham, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7939 / 51°47'38"N

Longitude: 0.6443 / 0°38'39"E

OS Eastings: 582448

OS Northings: 213895

OS Grid: TL824138

Mapcode National: GBR QLB.FQH

Mapcode Global: VHJJZ.35YL

Plus Code: 9F32QJVV+HP

Entry Name: Sauls Bridge

Listing Date: 15 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264929

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113621

Location: Witham, Braintree, Essex, CM8

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Witham

Built-Up Area: Witham

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Witham St Nicolas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Sauls Bridge
ROAD BRIDGE CROSSING THE RIVER BRAIN. Circa 1814. Cast Iron with C20 red brick
and concrete extension to west face. An 18ft single arched span bridge with
9 soffit ribs. On red brick base, left and right red brick support pillars
with cast iron heads. The original east and west faces have central vertical
moulded panels with a vertical line over. Left and right upper rectangular
panels cast "Ransom and Sons" "Ipswich 1814". Two lower spandrel panels each
with central tie bolts to end roundels. East face cast iron base to rails of
8 sections. Cruciform posts. Segmental pointed top rails. 2 sections to right
and left curve away from the road, and have alternate moulded and circular
rails, the 4 centre sections with 3 moulded rails only. The lower half of the
original west face is still visible from the river. C20 west extension with
central red brick wall on concrete span, concrete capping. Concrete posts and
metal tubular rails to side sections. D Alderton & J Booker, Industrial Archaeology
in East Anglia: "The Bridge represents the first agreement by an Essex County
Surveyor (Robert Lugar) to build in iron. Total cost £700."

Listing NGR: TL8244813895

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