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Bridge at Ngr Tl 3449 1373

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8061 / 51°48'21"N

Longitude: -0.0508 / 0°3'2"W

OS Eastings: 534487

OS Northings: 213732

OS Grid: TL344137

Mapcode National: GBR KBL.L0T

Mapcode Global: VHGPH.2VJV

Entry Name: Bridge at Ngr Tl 3449 1373

Listing Date: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268990

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461238

Location: Hertford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG13

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hertford

Built-Up Area: Hertford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hertford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


HERTFORD

TL3413NW THE NEW RIVER, THE KING'S MEAD
817-1/7/350 Bridge at NGR TL 3449 1373

II

Bridge, built to span the improved Hertford cut of the New
River. c1837. Curved cast-iron arch girders, 10 set close
together, with pierced spandrels, ornamental keystone, convex
chordal profile, approx 5m span, set between concave curved
abutments of yellow-brown stock bricks, English bond. Outer
arches and abutments carry cast-iron and wrought-iron post and
rail handrails.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the New River was constructed in 1608-13 by
Sir Hugh Myddelton to provide water for London, with a 38 mile
water course from Chadwell Spring, between Ware and Hertford.
By early C18 the supply had become inadequate. In 1739 a new
Act allowed water to be drawn from the River Lea near
Hertford, to be measured by gauges, designed by Robert Mylne
(1733-1811). The River Lee Act of 1855, gave the New River
Company the right to take the whole of the Lea water, with the
exception of that required for navigation. An improved cut was
made across the King's Meads, and a new Gauge House (qv),
designed by William Chadwell Mylne (1761-1862) was built in
1856.
(Thames Water: History of the New River: London: 1985-; The
industrial archaeology of the British Isles: Branch Johnson W:
Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire: Newton Abbot: 1970-:
97-101 167).



Listing NGR: TL3448713732

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Description


HERTFORD

TL3413NW THE NEW RIVER, THE KING'S MEAD
817-1/7/350 Bridge at NGR TL 3449 1373

II

Bridge, built to span the improved Hertford cut of the New
River. c1837. Curved cast-iron arch girders, 10 set close
together, with pierced spandrels, ornamental keystone, convex
chordal profile, approx 5m span, set between concave curved
abutments of yellow-brown stock bricks, English bond. Outer
arches and abutments carry cast-iron and wrought-iron post and
rail handrails.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the New River was constructed in 1608-13 by
Sir Hugh Myddelton to provide water for London, with a 38 mile
water course from Chadwell Spring, between Ware and Hertford.
By early C18 the supply had become inadequate. In 1739 a new
Act allowed water to be drawn from the River Lea near
Hertford, to be measured by gauges, designed by Robert Mylne
(1733-1811). The River Lee Act of 1855, gave the New River
Company the right to take the whole of the Lea water, with the
exception of that required for navigation. An improved cut was
made across the King's Meads, and a new Gauge House (qv),
designed by William Chadwell Mylne (1761-1862) was built in
1856.
(Thames Water: History of the New River: London: 1985-; The
industrial archaeology of the British Isles: Branch Johnson W:
Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire: Newton Abbot: 1970-:
97-101 167).



Listing NGR: TL3448713732

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