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WADESMILL BRIDGE OVER RIVER RIB IN MIDDLE OF VILLAGE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WADESMILL BRIDGE OVER RIVER RIB IN MIDDLE OF VILLAGE

List entry Number: 1078710

Location

WADESMILL BRIDGE OVER RIVER RIB IN MIDDLE OF VILLAGE, CAMBRIDGE ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Thundridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Sep-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 356001

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TL 3517 THUNDRIDGE CAMBRIDGE ROAD Wadesmill 9/10 Wadesmill Bridge over River Rib in middle of village

GV II

Roadbridqe over River Rib. 1824-5 by Mr Robson for Cheshunt Turnpike Trustees: contractors Brough & Smith of London. Grey/yellow brick with grey granite columns, string course, and haunched beams and reused limestone copings. 31 feet wide, with 2 semi-circular arches of 25 foot span, resting centrally on a row of 6 unfluted Greek Doric columns, each of 2 drums of grey granite, with an angled haunching of granite at the springing of each arch. The river is at a slight angle to the road and a projecting plain brick dripcourse over the 18 inch arch rings obscures any irregularity on the side faces. A stepped pilaster buttress marks each abbutment and a slightly out-curved brick wall, topped by a brick parapet over the granite string course, extends to a square landward pier at each corner. The chamfered stone coping and pier cappings were probably reused from the 1767 repairs to the previous bridge. The original iron latticed side rails to the central spans were replaced to a simpler pattern after being damaged in 1966. An unusual Neo-Classical design. Branch Johnson notes that it is one of the best bridges in the county (Branch Johnson (1970) 113).

Listing NGR: TL3588517456

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Branch Johnson, W , The Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, (1970), 113

National Grid Reference: TL 35885 17456

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