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The Iron Bridge at Culford School

A Grade I Listed Building in Culford, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3013 / 52°18'4"N

Longitude: 0.6795 / 0°40'46"E

OS Eastings: 582799

OS Northings: 270401

OS Grid: TL827704

Mapcode National: GBR QD5.QM9

Mapcode Global: VHJGG.QFL5

Plus Code: 9F428M2H+GR

Entry Name: The Iron Bridge at Culford School

Listing Date: 15 May 1996

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269105

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461116

Location: Culford Park, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

Civil Parish: Culford

Built-Up Area: Culford

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Culford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Tagged with: Road bridge

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Description


CULFORD
TL 87 SW CULFORD PARK

181- /1/10004 The Iron Bridge at
Culford School

GV I

Park bridge. c.1803 by Samuel Wyatt for 2nd Marquis Cornwallis. Cast-iron single span with granite abutments and cast-iron side plates. Composition stone balustrade and marble urns. Design closely based on a bridge patented by Wyatt in 1800. Springing from channelled granite abutments five tubular cast-iron sections form the span. These are repeated six times under the span and kept rigid by transverse plates and ribs at the top, the plates having open ovals at the centres. Solid plates continue above the outer ribs forming the outside to the roadway. Above this is the balustrade with solid piers at intervals and square-sectioned moulded balusters. Carved marble urns at the ends. This bridge is of exceptional interest as one of the earliest bridges with an unmodified cast-iron structure to survive, the earliest known example with hollow ribs, and one close to a patented design by an important architect. (Repertory of Arts and Manufactures: Vol.14 (1801), p145-9).

Listing NGR: TL8279970401

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