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Portwood Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Brinnington and Central, Stockport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4142 / 53°24'51"N

Longitude: -2.156 / 2°9'21"W

OS Eastings: 389726

OS Northings: 390829

OS Grid: SJ897908

Mapcode National: GBR FXDY.0V

Mapcode Global: WHB9W.VFHZ

Entry Name: Portwood Bridge

Listing Date: 26 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346212

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358702

Location: Stockport, SK1

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Brinnington and Central

Built-Up Area: Stockport

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Brinnington St Luke and Portwood St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

SJ8990 STOCKPORT KING STREET EAST

701-0/0/10001 Portwood Bridge
II

Public Road Bridge over River Mersey. Late C18 or early C19. Large
dressed sandstone blocks. Two semi-elliptical arches with plain
voussoirs alternately raised, springing from a central pier with
triangular cutwaters both up and down stream; plain central pilaster
and terminal pilasters, plain band, flat deck protected by parapets
of massive rectangular blocks with ridged coping. South-west corner
has short return incorporating a blocked semi-circular arch. Granite
set paving to deck. Built into the centre of the inner face of the
west parapet is a tapered cast-iron post with a rounded top, a
horizontal band inscribed "1332", and vertical inscriptions "MANOR"
above the band and "BARONY/STOCKPORT" below. HISTORY: not known, but
probably built by a private agency rather than (e.g.) a turnpike
trust.


Listing NGR: SJ8972690829

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

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