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Wilton Bridge (That Part in Ross on Wye Urban District)

A Grade I Listed Building in Wilton, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 51.9149 / 51°54'53"N

Longitude: -2.5975 / 2°35'51"W

OS Eastings: 358997

OS Northings: 224214

OS Grid: SO589242

Mapcode National: GBR FR.PD9L

Mapcode Global: VH86H.X4NB

Entry Name: Wilton Bridge (That Part in Ross on Wye Urban District)

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1349266

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153462

Location: Ross-on-Wye, County of Herefordshire, HR9

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Ross-on-Wye

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

Wilton Bridge
1. (That part in Ross-on-Wye
1560 Urban District)

SO 52 SE 2/87 22.10.52.


An exceptionally fine stone bridge. In 1597 an Act was passed authorising
its construction. It was completed within the next 2 years. 5 semi- circular
arches each with 3 ribs. Massive cutwaters on each side carried up and
splayed back from the outer angle at parapet level forming semi-hexagonal
refuges. At the point where the splay dies out is a moulded string which
is mitred and carried up to the angle against the spandrils of the arches
and then mitred and carried across to form a label above the arches. The
voussoirs of the arches are chamfered and joggled and have various masons'
marks. On upstream side the bridge has been widened but now the parapet
has gone and been replaced by a wooden handrail. South East approach to
bridge has been rebuilt in ashlar with 2 flights of stone steps to the river
bank. The sundial, formerly in one of the refuges has gone and only the
base of the pedestal remains. Part listed in Ross and Whitchurch Rural
District. RCHM.

Listing NGR: SO5899724214

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