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Latitude: 50.7906 / 50°47'25"N
Longitude: -1.9745 / 1°58'28"W
OS Eastings: 401894
OS Northings: 98998
OS Grid: SZ018989
Mapcode National: GBR 31T.CMK
Mapcode Global: FRA 67R0.2LC
Entry Name: Lady Wimborne's Bridge
Listing Date: 28 November 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1266681
English Heritage Legacy ID: 412563
Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH21
Electoral Ward/Division: Merley & Bearwood
Built-Up Area: Merley
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Canford Magna
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
This list entry was subject to a minor Amendment on 14/12/2017
Lady Wimborne's Bridge
Railway bridge, disused. 1853. By Sir Charles Barry. For Sir Joseph Guest of Canford Manor (qv) and the Southampton and Dorchester Railway. Limestone ashlar with brick flanking walls; vault and flanking retaining walls of Upton brick with stone coping. Four-centre double-wave moulded arch to each side of bridge has spandrels carved with scrolls, foliage and coat of arms surrounded by a splayed reveal and surmounted by a corbel table with five corbels carved with shields on foliage; splayed coping above surmounted by stone coat of arms and capped by double-ogee moulded coping. Each end of the bridge parapet terminated by carved pinnacles. Flanking abutments terminate with carved stone coats of arms on galleted piers.
HISTORICAL NOTE: a signed and dated drawing exists in the RIBA Collection. An elaborate design, in the Canford Estate style seen on a number of houses built at the instigation of Lady Wimborne.
Listing NGR: SZ0189498998
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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