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Description: Bridge Keeper's House to West of Rea Bridge
Date Listed: 30 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 131821
OS Grid Reference: SO8051715062
OS Grid Coordinates: 380517, 215062
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8338, -2.2841
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SO 81 NW QUEDGELEY ELMORE LANE
2/159 Bridge keeper's house to west
of Rea Bridge
Bridge keeper's house. c1830 with C20 addition; by Robert Mylne,
engineer to the Gloucester and Berkeley Ship Canal. Stucco;
brick chimney; asbestos cement slate roof. Greek revival;
single-storey; portico facing canal. Gable ends to original
house with low-pitched pediment over continuous entablature.
Front: portico off-centre to right with fluted Greek Doric order
columns on circular bases: distyle in antis, with engaged flanking
walls each with small square window; central doorway with original
architraves and C20 glazed door; single C19 four-pane sash to
left. South end: Cl9 four-pane sash; pediment filled and
rendered. North end: C20 casement with glazed C20 door to left.
Back: pediment on axis with portico; brick chimney; large C20
flat-roofed addition is not of special interest. An example of
one of the 2 standard designs for bridge keeper's houses on the
canal (c.f. that at Sellars Bridge, Hardwicke CP, q.v.), attributed
to Mylne but executed after his death. (D. Verey,
Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1976.)
Listing NGR: SO8051715062
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Source: English Heritage
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