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Packhorse Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Melksham Without, Wiltshire

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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

County: Wiltshire

Parish: Melksham Without

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Listing Date: 13 November 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433820

Source ID: 1251182

Listing Text

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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