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Latitude: 51.8379 / 51°50'16"N
Longitude: -1.0174 / 1°1'2"W
OS Eastings: 467796
OS Northings: 215929
OS Grid: SP677159
Mapcode National: GBR 9ZM.MMH
Mapcode Global: VHDV1.92ZF
Entry Name: Five Arch Bridge
Listing Date: 26 February 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1332826
English Heritage Legacy ID: 42554
Location: Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18
District: Aylesbury Vale
Civil Parish: Wotton Underwood
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Wotton Underwood
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SP 61 NE WOTTON UNDERWOOD WOTTON HOUSE
3/173 Five Arch Bridge
Dam with overflow and ornamental bridge. Probaby built circa 1758-60,
to a design by Sanderson Miller, who is known to have designed a bridge
for George Grenville in 1758. The structure is modelled on William Kent’s Shell Bridge at Stowe.
Coursed rubble and fossiled stone with ashlar dressings.
Piers have ashlar plinths, quoins and pedimented
copings. Ashlar band along top of bridge, no parapet. 5 segmental
arches, the central arch slightly projecting with pediment to west
side, the east side damaged. This arch has overflow channel to lower
lake. Bridge curves outwards at each end. Below bridge on east side dam
has matching stone facing with blind arches flanking central overflow arch.
The historic designed landscape surrounding an early-C18 country house, with a contemporary layout, probably by George London and Henry Wise, developed into an extensive mid-C18 park for George Grenville by Lancelot Brown; William Pitt, later first Earl of Chatham, is credited with significant input with regard to the design.
Listing NGR: SP6779615929
The List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 10 August 2016 as part of the tercentenary celebrations of Lancelot Capability Brown's birth.
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