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Chewton Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Christchurch, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.7438 / 50°44'37"N

Longitude: -1.6846 / 1°41'4"W

OS Eastings: 422346

OS Northings: 93850

OS Grid: SZ223938

Mapcode National: GBR 66S.6WX

Mapcode Global: FRA 77C3.TRD

Plus Code: 9C2WP8V8+G4

Entry Name: Chewton Bridge

Listing Date: 30 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268295

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461985

ID on this website: 101268295

Location: Walkford, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset, BH23

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest

Parish: New Milton

Built-Up Area: Christchurch

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Highcliffe St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

Tagged with: Road bridge

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Chewton Bridge


Road bridge over Walkford Brook. Built in 1901. Red brick with stone coping and with concealed reinforced concrete beam. Segmental skew arch, and parapets terminating in scrolls at the ends of the long abutments; the parapets are cranked over the centre and some of the coping stones have been replaced with concrete. Originally the bridge was designed with an unusual skew arch with courses of brick at right-angles, rather than being diagonally coursed as is usual with skew arches. This did not satisfy the County Surveyor, who required the contractor's engineer to strengthen the bridge with a reinforced concrete beam over the brick arch. The beam spans almost 5 metres and is to Hennebique's patent specification and completely concealed within the brick structure. It was the first reinforced concrete bridge to be built in Britain.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1268294. This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12th April 2016.

Listing NGR: SZ2234693850

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