ORNAMENTAL BRIDGE APPROXIMATELY 70 METRES NORTH OF THORNCROFT BRIDGE ORNAMENTAL BRIDGE NORTH OF THORNCROFT BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1293520
Date first listed:
02-Apr-1970
Date of most recent amendment:
24-Aug-1990
Statutory Address:
ORNAMENTAL BRIDGE APPROXIMATELY 70 METRES NORTH OF THORNCROFT BRIDGE, THORNCROFT DRIVE
Statutory Address:
ORNAMENTAL BRIDGE NORTH OF THORNCROFT BRIDGE, DORKING ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
ORNAMENTAL BRIDGE APPROXIMATELY 70 METRES NORTH OF THORNCROFT BRIDGE, THORNCROFT DRIVE
Statutory Address:
ORNAMENTAL BRIDGE NORTH OF THORNCROFT BRIDGE, DORKING ROAD

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

County:
Surrey
District:
Mole Valley (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 16634 55971

Details

LEATHERHEAD THORNCROFT DRIVE TQ/15/NE (north side, off) 3/167

2.4.70 Ornamental Bridge approx. 70 metres north of Thorncroft Bridge (formerly listed under General)

GV II

Footbridge linking two islands in River Mole. Probably later C18. Flint. Single segmental span, with crudely rusticated voussoirs, a large inverted scallop shell in place of the keystone, and a similar shell in the spandrel at each side.

History: built as an ornamental feature of the grounds of Thorncroft Manor (q.v.), once attributed to Lancelot Brown but this attribution remains unsubstantiated. Also known as "Shell Bridge".

Listing NGR: TQ1663455971

The entry was enhanced in 2016.

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
290564
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
A list of landscapes that have been attributed to 'Capability' Brown, accessed 12 January 2016 from http://johnphibbs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Landscapes-attributed-to-Brown-3rd-ed..pdf

Legal

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: 16 Feb 2001
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