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PACKHORSE BRIDGE

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.

Name: PACKHORSE BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1251182

Location

PACKHORSE BRIDGE, MELKSHAM ROAD

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Melksham Without

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Nov-1962

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433820

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Survey of Countryside Treasures, (1969)

National Grid Reference: ST 88206 62082

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