White Bridge And Attached Wall And Gate Piers / Bridge In Grounds At Alton Towers

3 May 2007
White Bridge And Attached Wall And Gate Piers, Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
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Bridge In Grounds At Alton Towers, Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK SK 0643-0743 12/96 White Bridge and attached 3/1/67 wall and gate piers (Formerly listed as "Bridge in grounds at Alton Towers" GV II Bridge, wall and gate piers. Early C19. Ashlar with edged herringbone tooling and smooth faced ashlar dressings. Bridge aligned north-south with wall attached to the south, returned to the west and terminating in gate piers. Bridge to the right, wall to the left. The bridge has single 4-centred arch with moulded surround, balustrade with trefoil- headed arcading, painted white sweeping round to the front and termina- ting in stepped buttresses; crenellated abutment to the left with round headed niche, ramped down to a pedestalled buttress and attached wall partly with lobed top; the wall incorporates a 4-centred archway with panelled pilasters and keystone and is terminated by a pair of square section piers with chamfered rustication and pyramidal caps. White Bridge and its attached wall and gate piers form a single architectural composition with the wall enclosing the Italian Garden to the north-west (q.v.). This item forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.

Listing NGR: SK0736543298


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1829 IOE Records taken by Clive Shenton; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Clive Shenton. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Shenton, Clive

Rights Holder: Shenton, Clive


Ashlar, Georgian Gate Pier, Victorian Unassigned, Wall, Monument <By Form>, Barrier, Bridge, Transport