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Waterworks at Blagdon: Road Bridge over the By-Wash, Butcombe

Description: Waterworks at Blagdon: Road Bridge over the By-Wash

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 March 2015
Building ID: 1424246

OS Grid Reference: ST5044259765
OS Grid Coordinates: 350431, 160272
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3394, -2.7130

Locality: Butcombe
County: North Somerset
Postcode: BS40 7UN

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Listing Text


Road bridge designed by the architect and engineer Charles Hawksley as part of the waterworks at Blagdon (1898-1905).

Reason for Listing

The road bridge over the by-wash forming part of the waterworks at Blagdon, Somerset merits listing for the following principal reasons:* Architectural & engineering interest: it is a good example of a bridge built as part of the waterworks at Blagdon in 1898-1905 by the nationally important civil engineer and architect Charles Hawksley displaying good quality architectural detailing. * Historic interest: it has a strong and interesting historic association with the Bristol Waterworks Company, whose ambitions as expressed by its founders are expressed in its overall design. * Intactness: it has survived remarkably intact. * Group value: it has strong and important group value with the associated contemporary pumping station and other waterworks structures at Blagdon.