THORNBOROUGH BRIDGE (THAT PART IN BUCKINGHAM CIVIL PARISH)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1201358
Date first listed:
13-Oct-1952
Statutory Address:
THORNBOROUGH BRIDGE (THAT PART IN BUCKINGHAM CIVIL PARISH), A421

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Location

Statutory Address:
THORNBOROUGH BRIDGE (THAT PART IN BUCKINGHAM CIVIL PARISH), A421

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

County:
Buckinghamshire
District:
Aylesbury Vale (District Authority)
Parish:
Buckingham
National Grid Reference:
SP7292233199

Details

BUCKINGHAM

SP73SW A421 879-1/4/1 (North side) 13/10/52 Thornborough Bridge (that part in Buckingham CP)

I

Bridge. C15, repaired and altered 1661 with other late C19 and C20 repairs. Coursed squared limestone with some ironstone, especially to lower courses, and limestone dressings; blue brick and cement repairs to bases of piers. Six 4-centred arches. Arch to east of centre is hollow-chamfered. That to west of centre is double hollow-chamfered. Both arches divided into 3 bays over channels by 2 hollow-chamfered ribs and have hoodmoulds to south side. Penultimate arches are chamfered with hoodmoulds; one label stop to north side, west end, of male head with mason's cap. Outer arches are chamfered and at some distance from others. 3 central piers have cutwaters to upstream (S) side only, carried up through parapet as passing places. Penultimate pier at west end has rectangular projection to north side with passing place and inscription panel to north face. This reads: THIS BRIDG WAS REPAIRED AT THE CHARGE OF THE/ COUNTY: ANO DOMINYI 166(1) ACCORDING TO ASESIONS/ ORDER: SR. RICHARD TEMPL(E) SR. TOBY TUREL BARRONETS/ AND THOMAS STAFFORD ESQUIR BEING APPOYNTED/ TO TAKE ORDER FOR THE DOING OF (T)HE SAME/ AND WILLIAM WOOLLHEA(D) OF THORNBOROW YEAMAN WAS/ TU....ER OF THE SAID WORK THOMAS N..O... THE SAYE The inscription, which is damaged and fractured in places, has reversed Ns and is flanked by raised shields. That to left reads: THOMAS/ WARD M/ ASUN, that to right: ROBERT/ COLLISON(?)/ MAS(ON). String course below inscription. Mason's(?) name inscribed on left side of pier, lower down, in similar script, JOHN CARR. Initials R and reversed W appear in other places. Irregular C20 stone coping. Approx half of bridge is in Thornborough CP. Bridge spans the Claydon Brook, not far upstream from its confluence with the River Ouse. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (RCHME: An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Buckinghamshire: 1913-: 297).

Listing NGR: SP7292233199

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
377100
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume Two North, (1913)

Legal

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

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Date: 17 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/10019/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alistair F Nisbet. Source Historic England Archive
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