The Palladian Bridge, Stowe Landscape Garden, Stowe - Aylesbury Vale

Covered bridge built in 1738; attributed to James Gibbs, situated in the south east corner of the pleasure grounds. The bridge is viewed from the west across the Octagon Lake and from the north west and north across Hawkwell Fields. Steady decay of the roof covering, ceiling plaster and masonry. Holding repairs have been carried out, but more work needed. The National Trust has instigated a fundraising campaign at Stowe, but the Palladian Bridge is not currently included in the structures to be targeted in discussions with the Heritage Lottery Fund for possible grant.

The Palladian Bridge, Stowe Landscape Garden, Stowe - Aylesbury Vale
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: The Palladian Bridge
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1289750
  • Local Planning Authority: Aylesbury Vale
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: The Palladian Bridge
  • Locality: Stowe Landscape Garden
  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • District / Borough: Aylesbury Vale
  • Parish: Stowe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Buckingham
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade I, CA