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Latitude: 52.634 / 52°38'2"N
Longitude: -1.1442 / 1°8'39"W
OS Eastings: 458017
OS Northings: 304367
OS Grid: SK580043
Mapcode National: GBR FDK.DP
Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.D2D2
Entry Name: Bow Bridge
Listing Date: 14 March 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1361392
English Heritage Legacy ID: 188681
Location: Leicester, LE3
County: City of Leicester
Electoral Ward/Division: Fosse
Built-Up Area: Leicester
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Leicester St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
This list entry was subject to a Minor amendment on 02/08/2018
SK 5804 SW
ST AUGUSTINE ROAD
(Formerly listed under KING RICHARDS ROAD)
Erected 1862 by the Corporation of Leicester over the Old River Soar, near where remains of Richard III lie. Wide bridge (widened 1915) on cast iron girders. Decorated cast iron parapet with small finials and stone square piers at ends with moulded cap stones. Inscription "The spot where traditionally a stone stood against which Richard III struck his spur on his way to Bosworth, and on return hanging over the horse dashed his head as a wisewoman is supposed to have foretold that where his spur struck his head should be broken" - a summary from "History of Great Britain"".
Listing NGR: SK5801704367
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