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Latitude: 51.3577 / 51°21'27"N
Longitude: -2.1708 / 2°10'14"W
OS Eastings: 388206
OS Northings: 162082
OS Grid: ST882620
Mapcode National: GBR 1S8.XNW
Mapcode Global: VH96X.B48J
Entry Name: Packhorse Bridge
Location: Melksham Without, Wiltshire, SN12
Parish: Melksham Without
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Listing Date: 13 November 1962
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433820
Source ID: 1251182
BROUGHTON GIFFORD MELKSHAM ROAD
ST 86 SE
(off south side)
4/79 Packhorse Bridge
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
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