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New Bridge and four lamp standards

A Grade II* Listed Building in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8024 / 51°48'8"N

Longitude: -4.9672 / 4°58'1"W

OS Eastings: 195519

OS Northings: 215689

OS Grid: SM955156

Mapcode National: GBR CL.XLKW

Mapcode Global: VH1RD.VYFP

Entry Name: New Bridge and four lamp standards

Listing Date: 1 July 1974

Last Amended: 30 November 2005

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12020

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated between Picton Place and Victoria Place, across the Western Cleddau river.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Haverfordwest

Community: Haverfordwest (Hwlffordd)

Community: Haverfordwest

Built-Up Area: Haverfordwest

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Road bridge over the Western Cleddau, 1833-7 by William Owen. The bridge was proposed in 1832 as part of the general improvements to the town and an act of Parliament obtained. Plans were made in 1833 for a bridge to cost £795, of which Sir R. Philipps of Picton Castle gave £500. There were financial problems and Owen put up the required money in return for a 21-year lease of the tolls. The tolls were abolished in 1878.

Exterior

Road bridge, grey limestone ashlar, of three broad low elliptical arches with cut stone voussoirs, divided by flat piers over low rounded cutwaters. Frieze and rounded cornice broken forward over piers, under coped parapet with higher raised piers over main bridge piers. At each end is a larger pier carrying a later C19 cast-iron lamp standard. Each has circular iron shaft with cable work pattern towards base, plain at top; necking; bracket feet and globe glass lamp holders with framing bands of metal, and metal top vent.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* for its special architectural interest as a well-designed early C19 road bridge, part of the improvements to the town undertaken by William Owen in the 1830s.

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