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Grosvenor Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1836 / 53°11'1"N

Longitude: -2.8961 / 2°53'45"W

OS Eastings: 340216

OS Northings: 365546

OS Grid: SJ402655

Mapcode National: GBR 79.3K09

Mapcode Global: WH88F.H74P

Plus Code: 9C5V54M3+FH

Entry Name: Grosvenor Bridge

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375839

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469818

ID on this website: 101375839

Location: Curzon Park, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH4

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Handbridge Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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1932-1/8/145 Grosvenor Bridge
(Formerly Listed as:
The Grosvenor Bridge)


Road bridge over River Dee. Designed 1824 by Thomas Harrison,
built 1827-1833 under the supervision of his pupil William
Cole the younger, with Jesse Hartley as consultant; James
Trubshaw contractor, at a cost of 50,000 pounds. Red and cream
Peckforton sandstone ashlar.
A single deep segmental 200 foot span arch across the river,
believed to have been the longest stone arch in the world when
built. River arch with pavilion-abutments; an archway for
pedestrians and coaches to each side; outer abutments,
quadrant-shaped in plan, stepping down with slope of
The river arch has 2 rings of cream voussoirs with red
sandstone outer moulding and 2 rings of long shallow voussoirs
above; recessed spandrel panels; frieze and cornice with
rectangular modillions; parapet of round-topped ashlar slabs,
with raised panel above crown of arch. The battered Doric
pavilions have rusticated plinths of tooled ashlar, curved
batter to faces; 2-course frieze above plinth; round-arched
niche; stone panel; Doric architrave, frieze and pediment. The
round-arched side openings and the outer abutments are
rock-faced masonry. On the bridge a slate plaque gives
historic details.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Cheshire: Edinburgh:
1979-: 115-116; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard
E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 159-160).

Listing NGR: SJ4021665546

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