Five Arch Bridge
- 23 Aug 2002
- Five Arch Bridge, Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0SB
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SP 61 NE WOTTON UNDERWOOD WOTTON HOUSE
3/173 Five Arch Bridge
Dam with overflow and ornamental bridge. Circa 1757-60, part of a landscape garden designed by Capability Brown. Coursed rubble stone with ashlar dressings. Piers have ashlar plinths, quoins and pedimented copings. Ashlar band along top of bridge, no parapet. 5 segmental arches, the central arch slightly projecting with pediment to west side, the east side damaged. This arch has overflow channel to lower lake. Bridge curves outwards at each end. Below bridge on east side dam has matching stone facing with blind arches flanking central overflow arch.
Listing NGR: SP6779615929
Copyright IoE Mr Stewart Martin Shaw. Source Historic England Archive
Photographer: Shaw, Stewart Martin
Rights Holder: Shaw, Stewart Martin
Ashlar, Rubble, Stone, Georgian Garden Feature, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Ornamental Bridge, Dam, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Regulation Installation, Industrial, Water Power Production Site, Power Generation Site