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Bridge Carrying Drive to Compton Verney over Compton Pool

A Grade II* Listed Building in Compton Verney, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1734 / 52°10'24"N

Longitude: -1.5442 / 1°32'38"W

OS Eastings: 431269

OS Northings: 252894

OS Grid: SP312528

Mapcode National: GBR 6PW.LFW

Mapcode Global: VHBY3.6M0Q

Entry Name: Bridge Carrying Drive to Compton Verney over Compton Pool

Listing Date: 6 February 1952

Last Amended: 19 August 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1381871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482236

Location: Compton Verney, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Compton Verney

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Combroke St Mary and St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


1901-1/6/65 Bridge carrying drive to Compton
06/02/52 Verney over Compton Pool
(Formerly Listed as:
Bridge carrying drive over Compton


Bridge. C18 with C19 parapet. Probably by Robert Adam (or
possibly Lancelot `Capability' Brown). Limestone ashlar. 3
segmental arches have archivolts; cutwaters are decayed;
modillioned cornice to balustraded parapet. Piers to ends have
plain round-headed niches and originally served as plinth to
lead sphinxes similar to those on the Adam gateway screen at
Sion. Abutments have plain parapets terminating in ball
finials. An important element in the setting of the house and
in `Capability' Brown's landscaping of 1768-74.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner, N & Wedgwood, A:
Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 239; Country Life: Bolton,
AT: Compton Verney, Warwickshire, a seat of Lord Willoughby de
Broke: London: 1913-: 528-35).

Listing NGR: SP3126952894

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