PACKHORSE BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1251182

Date first listed: 13-Nov-1962

Statutory Address: PACKHORSE BRIDGE, MELKSHAM ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PACKHORSE BRIDGE, MELKSHAM ROAD

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Melksham Without

National Grid Reference: ST 88206 62082

Summary

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 433820

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Survey of Countryside Treasures, (1969)

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