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Bridge Across Fonthill Lake

A Grade II Listed Building in Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0934 / 51°5'36"N

Longitude: -2.0938 / 2°5'37"W

OS Eastings: 393526

OS Northings: 132684

OS Grid: ST935326

Mapcode National: GBR 2XZ.CG6

Mapcode Global: FRA 66H7.B4B

Entry Name: Bridge Across Fonthill Lake

Listing Date: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318780

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320862

Location: Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Fonthill Bishop

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Fonthill Bishop with Berwick St Leonard All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 93 SW (north side)

1/75 Bridge across Fonthill Lake


Bridge carrying track over lake. 1826 on keystone of east arch.
Limestone ashlar. Two segmental arches, west arch has initials GM
(for George Mortimer) on voussoir, east arch has date 1826. South
side has panels of tapered Doric columns between piers with stele,
vermiculated on south side only. Slightly curved abutment walls.
Cutwater and no balustrade on north side. Designed as a feature of
the landscaped park, clearly to be viewed from the south as the
north side possesses no decorative detail. George Mortimer bought
the remains of Fonthill Splendens in 1823 and made improvements to
the park, including widening the lake.
(J. Harris, Fonthill in Country Life, 24 November, 1966)

Listing NGR: ST9352632684

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