BRIDGE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1245148
Date first listed:
15-Mar-1974
Statutory Address:
BRIDGE HOUSE, RYDAL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BRIDGE HOUSE, RYDAL ROAD

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
South Lakeland (District Authority)
Parish:
Lakes
National Park:
LAKE DISTRICT
National Grid Reference:
NY3759904622

Details

NY 3704, 1/35

AMBLESIDE, RYDAL ROAD, Bridge House

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Late C17-ear1y C18. National Trust property - a great tourist attraction. The minute bridge was built to link the house and gardens of the former Hall with the orchards on the other side of the stream, and the house was built on top of the bridge as a summer-house. Tiny square stone rubble house with slate roof and small chimney, 2 very low storeys, 1 tiny room each floor at each side (facing the stream) with timber lintels and slate sills. Sited on a depressed segmental stone arch of about 15 ft span (house is about 10ft square). Slate steps down to stream bed from the front of the house. Rydal Road front has 2 boarded doors - one up 2 steps, the other up a spiral flight of 8 steps, with a slate landing forming a porch to lower door. Deep overhanging eaves on old timbers. Interior has low ceiling beams, iron fireplace with oven, grate etc. For group reference see General group description under Rydal Road.

Listing NGR: NY3759904622

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
451896
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 21 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/09468/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Duncan Keeler. Source Historic England Archive
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