WILTON BRIDGE AND SUNDIAL (THAT PART IN BRIDSTOW CIVIL PARISH)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1288736
Date first listed:
22-Mar-1973
Statutory Address:
WILTON BRIDGE AND SUNDIAL (THAT PART IN BRIDSTOW CIVIL PARISH)

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Location

Statutory Address:
WILTON BRIDGE AND SUNDIAL (THAT PART IN BRIDSTOW CIVIL PARISH)

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bridstow
National Grid Reference:
SO 58980 24215

Details

BRIDSTOW CP WILTON SO 5824 9/33 Wilton Bridge and sundial (those parts Bridstow CP) 22.3.73

GV I

Bridge. 1597, altered 1914. Sandstone ashlar and concrete reinforcement. Six spans aligned north-west/south-east, widened to north. Segmental arches, all but the northernmost with three chamfered ribs, cut waters to each side, those to south rising with battered tops to refuges, chamfered parapet, that to north replaced by steel crash-barrier. Sundial. Early C18. Sandstone ashlar and limestone. Diagonally set in central refuge on south side. Square pedestal with moulded and fielded side panels supports bulbous fluted baluster- shaped shaft with moulded cornice above which is a square limestone pillar, bearing a gnomon to each face, topped by a ball-finial. Eroded inscription beneath north gnomon reported by RCHM as:

"Esteem they precious time Which pass so swift away Prepare thee for eternity And do not make delay"

RCHM plan has sundial positioned wrongly on north side of the bridge. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County Number 30. (RCHM Vol I, p 31-2).

Listing NGR: SO5898024215

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
398891
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 31-2

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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/08127/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John D. Porteous. Source Historic England Archive
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