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Town Bridge, Sturminster Newton

Description: Town Bridge

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102404

OS Grid Reference: ST7844913573
OS Grid Coordinates: 378449, 113573
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9212, -2.3080

Location: Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1BZ

Locality: Sturminster Newton
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT10 1BZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Sturminster Newton 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.

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Listing Text


9/122 Town Bridge
G.V. I

Bridge, c 1500, widened C17. Ashlar and squared rubble. 6 pointed arches,
originals visible beneath the C17 additions. Pointed cutwaters between arches,
those at the centre being corbelled out to support pedestrian refuges. Weathered
string courses and coping. Mentioned in Leland's Itineraries (vol vii, f.79)
where it is said to have been made chiefly by "the vicare of Stourminstre and
the persone of Shinnington". It bears a plaque warning that the penalty for
malicious damage to the bridge may be transportation for life. It forms a group
with the adjacent arched causeway and the bridge carrying the Blandford road
q.v. Scheduled as an ancient monument. Hutchins, J. "The History and Antiquities
of the County of Dorset", Third ed. vol iv, p 337. Reprint E.P. 1973.
"RCHM, Dorset Vol III", HMSO, 1970, p 271, no 3.

Listing NGR: ST7844913573

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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