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Bridge over River Kennet

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newbury, West Berkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4016 / 51°24'5"N

Longitude: -1.3242 / 1°19'27"W

OS Eastings: 447105

OS Northings: 167167

OS Grid: SU471671

Mapcode National: GBR 81Z.21H

Mapcode Global: VHCZK.019C

Entry Name: Bridge over River Kennet

Listing Date: 29 September 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290920

English Heritage Legacy ID: 394290

Location: Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Newbury

Built-Up Area: Newbury

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Newbury St Nicolas

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1. BRIDGE STREET
5127
Bridge over River Kennet
sU 4767 SW 6/47 29.9.50

II*


2.
1769-72 by James Clarke replacing an earlier wooden bridge of 1726. Brick with
stone ashlar dressings, Three span structure of which the 2 outer spans are now
concealed by approach roads on either side. Central segmental-arched span with
rusticated block voussoirs and 4 bay balustrade with cast-iron balusters. On each
side at the north and south ends are the remains of recesses which probably formed
shelters. Pilasters with moulded caps support semi-circular arches with scroll-
keystones, all in stone. Three of the arches have been incorporated in the adjoining
shops while the plinth forms a doorway to No 1 Bridge Street.
(Newbury Buildings Past and Present (1973) 16).


Listing NGR: SU4710567167

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

Description

1. BRIDGE STREET
5127
Bridge over River Kennet
sU 4767 SW 6/47 29.9.50

II*


2.
1769-72 by James Clarke replacing an earlier wooden bridge of 1726. Brick with
stone ashlar dressings, Three span structure of which the 2 outer spans are now
concealed by approach roads on either side. Central segmental-arched span with
rusticated block voussoirs and 4 bay balustrade with cast-iron balusters. On each
side at the north and south ends are the remains of recesses which probably formed
shelters. Pilasters with moulded caps support semi-circular arches with scroll-
keystones, all in stone. Three of the arches have been incorporated in the adjoining
shops while the plinth forms a doorway to No 1 Bridge Street.
(Newbury Buildings Past and Present (1973) 16).


Listing NGR: SU4710567167

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