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CONWAY BRIDGE, AT FOOT OF HAPPY VALLEY

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: CONWAY BRIDGE, AT FOOT OF HAPPY VALLEY

List entry Number: 1118186

Location

CONWAY BRIDGE, AT FOOT OF HAPPY VALLEY, HENLEY ROAD

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

County:

District: Wokingham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Remenham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Dec-1983

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 41270

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

REMENHAM HENLEY ROAD SU 78 SE 1/20 Conway Bridge, at foot of Happy Valley 26.1.67 G.V. II Road bridge 1763 designed by Thomas Pitt, first Lord Camelford (Colvin) Engineer, Reverend Humphrey Gainsborough, brother of Thomas Gainsborough. Carrying the Henley-Wargrave road, a single arch of cyclopian blocks in imitation of rockwork through which can be seen the River Thomas. The rockwork of the bridge and approach walls is said to have come from Reading Abbey. Built for General Conway of Park Place. VCH Vol.III.p.163. B.O.E. Berkshire p.193.

Listing NGR: SU7773881429

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 163
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 193

National Grid Reference: SU 77738 81429

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