BASIN BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1114019

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

Statutory Address: BASIN BRIDGE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: BASIN BRIDGE

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

District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Woburn

National Grid Reference: SP 96206 32389

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK 10/180 23.1.61 Basin Bridge - I Bridge Circa 1770 by Sir william Chambers for John 4th Duke of Bedford. Substantially reworked by Humphry Repton before 1813. Ashlar and red brick. Approximately 30 metres long and 7 metres wide, splaying out at both ends. Separates Basin Pond from New Pond. NW elevation (towards Basin Pond): 3 semi-circular arches. Rusticated stonework, the lower courses and voussoirs vermiculated. Terminates in large square piers of smooth ashlarwork. Surmounted by cornice and low balustraded parapet with small piers at intervals. Red brick vaulting under arches. SE elevation: probably originally similar to other elevation, but only balustrade and terminal piers visible since banking up of land and raising of water level by Repton. Beds. Record Office: CRT 130 Woburn 33, Notes of the Basin Bridge compiled by Marie P. G. Draper, Archivist to Bedford Estates.

Listing NGR: SP9620632389

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 38276

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,

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