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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: 1201358



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Buckingham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Oct-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 377100

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


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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SP7292233199


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