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Town Bridge, Christchurch

Description: Town Bridge

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 101454

OS Grid Reference: SZ1606992753
OS Grid Coordinates: 416069, 92753
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7342, -1.7737

Location: 22 Bridge Street, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1DT

Locality: Christchurch
Local Authority: Christchurch Borough Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH23 1DT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Christchurch Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

1. (South Side)
Town Bridge
SZ 1592 1A/19 14.10.53.


C15 or C16 ashlar. In 2 portions, the western one spans the millstream and the
eastern part, the River Avon. The eastern portion has 5, low, round headed
arches and 1 blocked arch, with cutwaters between and parapet above without
recesses. On the north side is a modern iron footbridge which has been
cantilevered to the older structure. The west part has 2 arches.

Nos 1 to 11 (odd), and the Castle, the signboard of the King's Arms Hotel. the
Constable's House and the Town Bridge, form a group with Nos 4 to 6 (even).
6A, 8 to 12 (even), 12A, 14 to 18 (even) and the King's Arms Hotel opposite.
Nos 10, 12 and 12A form part of a group on Millham Street and Nos 8 and 10
are buildings of local interest.

Listing NGR: SZ1604092735

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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