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High Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.2285 / 53°13'42"N

Longitude: -0.5408 / 0°32'26"W

OS Eastings: 497505

OS Northings: 371160

OS Grid: SK975711

Mapcode National: GBR FMQ.N28

Mapcode Global: WHGJ5.N3PR

Entry Name: High Bridge

Listing Date: 8 October 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388574

English Heritage Legacy ID: 486019

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5

County: Lincolnshire

District: Lincoln

Town: Lincoln

Electoral Ward/Division: Boultham

Built-Up Area: Lincoln

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Lincoln St Mary-le-Wigford

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text


1941-1/12/152 Nos.207, 209 AND 210
08/10/53 High Bridge


Road bridge carrying shops and houses. C12, with C13 and C16
additions, restored and partly reconstructed 1902 by William
Watkins of Lincoln.
Bridge has an ashlar semicircular arch with chamfered
transverse ribs and a single bay with diagonal ribs. West end
has imposts and small chamfered slits in the spandrels. East
end has a renewed chamfered opening with pierced balustrade
and coped piers.
The range of shops and houses at the west end, C16, is a
careful and thorough reconstruction. Timber framed, the west
side partly roughcast, with dressed stone and brick underbuild
and plain tile roof. Much of the original close studded
framing survives, with renewed rendered nogging. Original
angle brackets in the form of angels. 3 storeys plus attics, 2
jetties, 6 bays.
East front has to the left a glazing bar shop window and door.
To right, 2 doors flanked by single plain windows. The doors
have Tudor arched heads. Above, 2 floors, each with six
3-light leaded casements, all projecting like oriels. Above
again, 3 gabled dormers with 2-light casements.
Rear has a renewed 2 storey underbuild to the left, and above
the bridge, a 6-light hooded window flanked by small single
light windows. Above, 2 windows flanked by single plain
oriels, and to left, a larger window. Above again, exposed
timber framing with 5 windows. Attics have 3 dormers similar
to those at the front.
INTERIOR retains much of the original structure, with renewed
nogging and joinery in a matching style.
This building is the only surviving example in England of a
medieval bridge carrying shops and houses.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, County No.26.
(Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire:
London: 1989-: 523; Curl JS: The Victorian Facade (W Watkins &
Son, Architects, Lincoln): Lincoln: 1990-: 43-44).

Listing NGR: SK9750571160

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