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Bridge over the River Wey

A Grade II Listed Building in Weybridge, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3715 / 51°22'17"N

Longitude: -0.4656 / 0°27'56"W

OS Eastings: 506901

OS Northings: 164725

OS Grid: TQ069647

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.79S

Mapcode Global: VHFTX.WS6G

Entry Name: Bridge over the River Wey

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1377447

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286589

Location: Runnymede, Surrey, KT13

County: Surrey

District: Runnymede

Town: Runnymede

Electoral Ward/Division: Weybridge Riverside

Built-Up Area: Weybridge

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Weybridge

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text


374/4/14 Bridge over the
River Wey

Bridge over River Wey. Built in 1865 to design of C H Howell, County Surveyor of Surrey and the founder of the cast sections was the firm of Hennet, Spink and Else, whose name is displayed at the crown of each arch. Impressed in many of the bricks forming the parapet wall is Joseph Hamblet, Oldbury, Birmingham, 1865. Grey brick piers with stone coping and dressings, cast iron arches and balustrading. Comprises three cast iron elliptical arches with openwork panels having spans of 43ft 6inches with a total length of 183 ft. The width between parapets is 24 ft 4 inches. Each span has 6 cast iron ribs. The piers and abutments are brick and stone faced and the balustrades, about 4 feet in height are of cast-iron interlinked hoops on stone plinth. Weybridge was named after a bridge across the river Wey, the first reference to a bridge here being in 675AD in a document relating to Chertsey Abbey. In 1571 the narrow wooden bridge was suitable only for horses. In 1808 a bridge with 13 wooden arches was built for vehicles and the present bridge replaced it. A new road bridge 50 yards downstream was opened in 1945 reducing the traffic and accounts for the unaltered condition of this bridge. Weybridge and the Resolven bridge/aqueduct for the vale of Neath railway are the only structures known to have been associated with either George Hennet or the firm of Hennet, Spink and Else which have survived in original condition.

Listing NGR: TQ0690164725

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

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