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Lady Wimborne's Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Merley,

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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

Plus Code: 9C2WQ2RG+66

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: Bearwood and Merley, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH21

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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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

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