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Description: Castle Bridge (That Part in Downton Civil Parish)
Date Listed: 11 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 150194
OS Grid Reference: SO4445374309
OS Grid Coordinates: 344453, 274309
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3640, -2.8172
SO 47 SW
3/15 Castle Bridge (that
part in Downton CP)
Accommodation bridge over the River Teme. Late C18. Sandstone ashlar
with horizontal tooling. Three elliptical arches, the central one of which
is larger than the flanking arches, and all have hoodmoulds. Plain parapet,
above corbel table over arches, splayed at ends and terminating in rectangular
piers with flat capping. The bridge is about five yards wide and 55 yards long.
The original main southern approach to Downton Castle (qv) crossed the River
Teme at Castle Bridge. It was probably also designed by Richard Payne Knight
together with Forge Bridge (qv) downstream and possibly Burrington Bridge (qv)
upstream. (BoE, p l18)a (Also see under Burrington CP).
Listing NGR: SO4445374309
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Source: English Heritage
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