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Dow Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton and Biggin, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.3966 / 52°23'47"N

Longitude: -1.2027 / 1°12'9"W

OS Eastings: 454350

OS Northings: 277923

OS Grid: SP543779

Mapcode National: GBR 8Q8.NRT

Mapcode Global: VHCTS.31K2

Plus Code: 9C4W9QWW+MW

Entry Name: Dow Bridge

Listing Date: 29 March 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1276490

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409206

Location: Newton and Biggin, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Newton and Biggin

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Clifton-upon-Dunsmore and Newton

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Dow Bridge


Road bridge (now disused) carrying Watling Street over the River Avon. An
1838 partial rebuild of an earlier bridge (probably C18). Tooled coursed
ashlar. Chamfered coping. 6 elliptically headed arches; the arch to the
NW has a keystone carrying the date 'W.P. 1838'. The 2 NW arches almost
completely rebuilt in 1838 (perhaps retaining the earlier cutwater), but
considerable sections of an earlier bridge survive (built of rougher coursed
masonry), especially at the SE end. The road level has been built up to the
level of the parapet coping. A 1722 engraving of an earlier bridge is to be
found in Warwickshire Record Office; it is possible that the present structure
incorporates sections of the bridge illustrated.

Listing NGR: SP5435077923

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