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Wilton Bridge and Sundial (That Part in Bridstow Civil Parish)

A Grade I Listed Building in Wilton, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 51.915 / 51°54'53"N

Longitude: -2.5978 / 2°35'51"W

OS Eastings: 358980

OS Northings: 224215

OS Grid: SO589242

Mapcode National: GBR FR.PD7D

Mapcode Global: VH86H.X4JB

Entry Name: Wilton Bridge and Sundial (That Part in Bridstow Civil Parish)

Listing Date: 22 March 1973

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288736

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398891

Location: Bridstow, County of Herefordshire, HR9

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Bridstow

Built-Up Area: Wilton

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Bridstow

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 5824
9/33 Wilton Bridge and
sundial (those parts
Bridstow CP)


Bridge. 1597, altered 1914. Sandstone ashlar and concrete reinforcement.
Six spans aligned north-west/south-east, widened to north. Segmental arches,
all but the northernmost with three chamfered ribs, cut waters to each side,
those to south rising with battered tops to refuges, chamfered parapet, that
to north replaced by steel crash-barrier. Sundial. Early C18. Sandstone
ashlar and limestone. Diagonally set in central refuge on south side. Square
pedestal with moulded and fielded side panels supports bulbous fluted baluster-
shaped shaft with moulded cornice above which is a square limestone pillar,
bearing a gnomon to each face, topped by a ball-finial. Eroded inscription
beneath north gnomon reported by RCHM as:

"Esteem they precious time
Which pass so swift away
Prepare thee for eternity
And do not make delay"

RCHM plan has sundial positioned wrongly on north side of the bridge.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, County Number 30. (RCHM Vol I, p 31-2).

Listing NGR: SO5898024215

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