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Farndon Bridge (That Part in Cheshire, Scheduled Ancient Monument)

A Grade I Listed Building in Farndon, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.0837 / 53°5'1"N

Longitude: -2.8797 / 2°52'46"W

OS Eastings: 341173

OS Northings: 354412

OS Grid: SJ411544

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.9P0Y

Mapcode Global: WH88T.QRXC

Entry Name: Farndon Bridge (That Part in Cheshire, Scheduled Ancient Monument)

Listing Date: 1 March 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279428

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403439

Location: Farndon, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Farndon

Built-Up Area: Farndon (Cheshire West and Chester)

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Farndon St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

West End

2/41 Farndon Bridge (that
part in Cheshire, a scheduled
Ancient Monument )

- I

Bridge circa 1345, of red sandstone. 5 arches over river, 1 flood
arch on east (Farndon) side and 2 on west (Holt) side in Clwyd.
Abutments rebuilt and widened probably early C19. Cutwaters. Deep
segmental arches have 2 rings of voussoirs, the inner ring recessed,
the outer one chamfered. Projecting cyma-moulded band at road level.
The western-most river arch (in Clwyd) has a single ring of voussoirs
rising into the parapet above a flatter (C20?) lower arch. According
to tradition, the bridge was fortified and this altered arch may
replace a draw-span. The western (Clwyd) abutment, at an angle to the
bridge, has a rebuilt eastern flood-arch. Moulded band removed from
abutments/flood arches. Late C20 mild steel rail of 1 bar on each
plain, flush-coped parapet. Between the flood-arches and abutments
the medieval bridge is unwidened and little altered.

Listing NGR: SJ4117354412

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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