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Lolham Bridges

A Grade II* Listed Building in Helpston, Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.6494 / 52°38'57"N

Longitude: -0.3588 / 0°21'31"W

OS Eastings: 511126

OS Northings: 307006

OS Grid: TF111070

Mapcode National: GBR GX8.S4H

Mapcode Global: WHGLZ.GNCR

Plus Code: 9C4XJJXR+QF

Entry Name: Lolham Bridges

Listing Date: 15 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50081

Location: Helpston, Peterborough, PE6

County: Peterborough

Civil Parish: Helpston

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Maxey St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Lolham Bridges (Five Bridges)


Series of five C17/18 bridges on site of a Roman causeway on King Street, a
branch of Ermine Street. A tablet on one has inscription - "These several bridges
were built at the general charge of the whole County of Northampton in the year
1652". Restored in 1721. VCH Northants Vol II page 502.
Beginning at the south end the southernmost bridge built of ashlar has 4 round
arches with stopped chamfers, 3 cutwaters with refuges on upstream (west) side,
and parapet with saddle-back coping.
Second bridge: similar, but 3 arches, without chamfers, has buttresses with
set-offs between arches on east side.
Cutwater on west side has inscription and date 1642 and another dated 1916 (date
of repair).
Third bridge: similar, 3 arches without chamfers, centre arch has keystone,
buttressed on east side.
Fourth bridge: similar, single arch without chamfer, buttressed on east side,
no cutwaters or refuges.
Northernmost (fifth) bridge: similar, with 2 chamfered arches, one cutwater
on west side, and buttresses with set-offs on east side.

Listing NGR: TF1112607006

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