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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Melksham Without
National Grid Reference:
ST 88206 62082


BROUGHTON GIFFORD MELKSHAM ROAD ST 86 SE (off south side) 4/79 Packhorse Bridge 13.11.62 II

Packhorse bridge over River Avon. 1725. Dressed limestone. Four segmental arches of different heights, highest one is second from the west. Cutwaters with stepped coped tops on upstream side, rectangular buttresses on downstream side, plat band to level of footway. Cobble footway with high plain parapet with pitched top, flared at approaches. Said to have been built as packhorsee bridge between Whaddon and Broughton Gifford, 1725. Repaired by County Council 1856. Various grafitti under main arch including name G.L. Cook, 1887. A very well preserved example. (Countryside Treasures, 1969)

Listing NGR: ST8820662082


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Survey of Countryside Treasures, (1969)


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: 23 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00471/01
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