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Lady Wimborne's Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Merley, Poole

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266681

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412563

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH21

County: Poole

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

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a minor Amendment on 14/12/2017

SZ09NW
958-1/2/124

POOLE
OAKLEY HILL
Lady Wimborne's Bridge

28/11/91

II
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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