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Swing Bridge over Naas Harbour Opposite Corner of Naas Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydney, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7094 / 51°42'33"N

Longitude: -2.5117 / 2°30'42"W

OS Eastings: 364739

OS Northings: 201309

OS Grid: SO647013

Mapcode National: GBR JV.3DX3

Mapcode Global: VH87J.F90D

Plus Code: 9C3VPF5Q+Q8

Entry Name: Swing Bridge over Naas Harbour Opposite Corner of Naas Lane

Listing Date: 7 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338556

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354463

Location: Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Lydney

Built-Up Area: Lydney

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Lydney St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

LYDNEY HARBOUR ROAD
SO 60 SW
(south side)
7/106 Swing Bridge over
Naas Harbour opposite
corner of Naas Lane
- II
Swing-bridge and abutments. Early C19. Pair of laminated timber beams carrying
heavy cross-plank deck, 2 round bar balustrade on steel T-section uprights,
some reinforced, and hung to steel rope suspension cable carried over two cast-iron
posts with decorative tops and all set to cross beam on horizontal revolving
wheel and apparatus; at harbour end a push-bar, stopped to very heavy steel-capped
short post c450mm square, and with a single railway buffer stop at low level.
Total length of bridge c13m and width 2.2m. Projecting curved abutments, including
steps down on swinging-end all in sandstone coursed walling with very heavy
block rounded nosings. Receiving block with cast iron hook for securing bridge
in open position. The bridge is a very good example of the direct and sturdy
quality encountered in the functional tradition of quay-side design.


Listing NGR: SO6473901309

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