MERCURY BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1317112
Date first listed:
04-Feb-1969
Date of most recent amendment:
06-Nov-1986
Statutory Address:
MERCURY BRIDGE, A6136

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Location

Statutory Address:
MERCURY BRIDGE, A6136

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

County:
North Yorkshire
District:
Richmondshire (District Authority)
Parish:
St. Martin's
National Grid Reference:
NZ 17572 00976

Details

ST MARTINS A 6136 NZ 10 SE

4/111 Mercury Bridge (formerly listed as 4.2.69 Station Bridge (that half in Richmond Rural District))

GV II

Marked on Ordnance Survey Map as Station Bridge. Bridge. c1846. By G T Andrews for George Hudson's Great North of England Railway. Rock-faced sandstone ashlar. Four segmental-pointed double-chamfered arches, under continuous label with shields over centre of piers. Small cutwaters to piers. Lombard frieze to parapet, supporting triangular coping with rolled ridge, and hollow-chamfered outer slope and double-coursed inner slope. Over each pier, corbelled bases formerly to pinnacles carrying gas-lamps, pinnacles all demolished except for part of southernmost one on upstream parapet. Octagonal terminals to parapets, with corniced moulded conical caps. Originally built to give vehicular access to the Railway Station from the town of Richmond on the other side of the River Swale, but during World War I the road was extended by Italian prisoners of war to give access to Catterick Camp, then under construction. Biddle G & Nock O S, The Railway Heritage of Britain (1983), p 38. Partly in Richmond Parish. One of an important surviving group of railway buildings.

Listing NGR: NZ1757200976

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
322177
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Biddle, , Nock, , The Railway Heritage of Britain, (1983), 38

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: 14 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/06281/30
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