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

Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
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SJ 40216 65546



SJ4065 GROSVENOR ROAD 1932-1/8/145 Grosvenor Bridge 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: The Grosvenor Bridge)


Road bridge over River Dee. Designed 1824 by Thomas Harrison, built 1827-1833 under the supervision of his pupil William Cole the younger, with Jesse Hartley as consultant; James Trubshaw contractor, at a cost of 50,000 pounds. Red and cream Peckforton sandstone ashlar. A single deep segmental 200 foot span arch across the river, believed to have been the longest stone arch in the world when built. River arch with pavilion-abutments; an archway for pedestrians and coaches to each side; outer abutments, quadrant-shaped in plan, stepping down with slope of embankments. The river arch has 2 rings of cream voussoirs with red sandstone outer moulding and 2 rings of long shallow voussoirs above; recessed spandrel panels; frieze and cornice with rectangular modillions; parapet of round-topped ashlar slabs, with raised panel above crown of arch. The battered Doric pavilions have rusticated plinths of tooled ashlar, curved batter to faces; 2-course frieze above plinth; round-arched niche; stone panel; Doric architrave, frieze and pediment. The round-arched side openings and the outer abutments are rock-faced masonry. On the bridge a slate plaque gives historic details. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Cheshire: Edinburgh: 1979-: 115-116; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 159-160).

Listing NGR: SJ4021665546


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971), 159-160
Harris, B, 'Bartholomew City Guides' in Chester, (1979), 115-6


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: 21 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04052/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael J Tuck. Source Historic England Archive
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