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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.


List entry Number: 1155439



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Moreton Valence

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Dec-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 132481

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MORETON VALENCE - SO 71 SE 3/222 Parkend Bridge House II Bridgekeeper's house at Parkend Bridge on Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. Early C19, enlarged probably in C20. Designed possibly by Robert Mylne, first principal engineer to the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Company. Rendered, artificial slate roof, small rendered stacks. Originally probably in same style as other bridgekeepers' houses, a small cruciform structure with shallow pediment to each face presenting single storey towards canal with 2 storeys to remaining sides, but altered to canal (west), and to north with extension with three 16-pane sashes towards canal. Pediment with plain frieze and cornice remains to canal, with 2 Doric fluted columns, but not in antis. Probably original 6-pane door behind columns, middle pair of panels glazed. Small rear lean-to and scattered fenestration. Survey work for the original canal route from Gloucester to Berkeley was carried out in 1793 by Mylne. In 1813 the terminal point was changed to Sharpness and the canal opened in 1827. (Sharpness, centenary booklet, 1974, published by British Waterways Board)

Listing NGR: SO7770510639

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'British Waterways Board' in Sharpness centenary booklet, (1974)

National Grid Reference: SO 77705 10639


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