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Latitude: 52.5792 / 52°34'45"N
Longitude: -0.4149 / 0°24'53"W
OS Eastings: 507505
OS Northings: 299111
OS Grid: TL075991
Mapcode National: GBR FWT.9Y0
Mapcode Global: WHGMB.LFNK
Entry Name: Wansford Bridge (To Cambridgeshire County Boundary)
Listing Date: 25 September 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1274654
English Heritage Legacy ID: 414542
Location: Sibson-cum-Stibbington, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE8
Civil Parish: Sibson-cum-Stibbington
Traditional County: Huntingdonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Thornhaugh and Wansford
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
9/153 Wansford Bridge (to
Road bridge, formerly carried the Great North Road over the River Nene.
Twelve arches; seven northernmost dated 'PM 1577' (Peterborough Magistry),
Sir Edward Brudenell of Deene treasurer and surveyor; next three arches
repaired with inscriptions 'HVC NORTH P REPARAT SVTV COMITAT 1674' and 'P HVNT
HVC REPARAT SVTV COMITAT 1672' on east side cutwater; rebuilding by single
span across the main stream and small side arch dated 1795 on oval plaques
above keystones on east and west sides. Freestone limestone blocks with
freestone and ashlar dressings, (stones with mason's marks). Twelve arches;
ten arches to north with coped parapets and moulded string course continuous
around V-shaped cutwaters to piers on west side, C16 piers on east side also
with cutwaters; plain coped parapet to C18 arches with wider roadway. Seven
northern arches semi circular with two plain square orders, three with an
added internal order; three repaired arches semi circular with one plain
order; semi circular southern arch with ashlar dressings and rising keystone
with moulded detail. The stone bridge replaced an earlier wooden bridge with
eight arches damaged by floods in 1571, in 1795 the original thirteen arches
were reduced to ten following ice and flood damage. The Wansford bypass was
constructed in 1929.
R.C.H.M. Huntingdonshire, p234
Y.C.H. Huntingdonshire, p217
Pevsner: Buildings of England, p362
Gilbert, J.L. Stibbington Church and Parish, 1978
Listing NGR: TL0750599111
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