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Description: Short Bridge
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116059
OS Grid Reference: TL8495822460
OS Grid Coordinates: 584958, 222460
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8700, 0.6852
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TL 8422-8522 COGGESHALL BRIDGE STREET
9/28 Short Bridge
Road bridge and railings over Back Ditch. Early C19. Red brick and cast iron.
Aligned N-S over leat to Abbey Mill, which is aligned NE-SW. One semi-circular
arch, with C20 brickwork above in E side. 2 iron ties through bridge with cast
iron roundels at each end. Cast iron coping of stilted segmental section. Cast
iron railings at each side, comprising a heavy stanchion of urn baluster form
with urn finial at each end, and 8 intermediate stanchions of similar shape but
lighter, without finials. 4 plain square bars between stanchions (5 in end
sections). Rail of wave section, turning outwards at each end, with short
square spikes. Oval plate embossed 'LC' (for Little Coggeshall) at base of SW
stanchion. Height of railing above road, average 1.20 metres. Named Short
Bridge in a map of 1731 (Essex Record Office D/DU 19/2). Formerly a toll bridge
(J.S. Gardner (ed.), Coggeshall, Essex, 1951, 32).
Listing NGR: TL8495822460
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