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Description: Whitney Toll Bridge (That Part in Whitney on Wye Cp)
Date Listed: 12 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 150668
OS Grid Reference: SO2589047440
OS Grid Coordinates: 325890, 247440
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1203, -3.0838
WHITNEY ON WYE CP B 4350
SO 24 NE
5/113 Whitney Toll Bridge
(that part in Whitney
12.3.81 on Wye CP) [formerly
listed as Toll Bridge
and Toll House]
Toll bridge across River Wye. Circa 1780, part rebuilt 1797, for Tomkyns
Dew, Lord of the Manor of Whitney, and part rebuilt by the Longfellows of
Brecon and John Phillips: of Hay. Part coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar
dressings, part timber. Originally a bridge of five stone bays, the central
three bays were destroyed by a flood and rebuilt in timber. Outer stone bays
have elliptical archways, massive buttresses reinforcing the inner piers and
are surmounted by tall plain parapets which are splayed at the ends. The
central timber section consists of two double pontoons with cutwaters clad
in open timberwork and timber braces to the underside of the roadway which
has open railings on each side. The Whitney Toll Bridge Act of 1780 authorised
the building of a stone bridge across the Wye. Three bridges were destroyed
by floodwater before an Act of 1796 authorised the rebuilding of the bridge
in timber and stone. The Bridge is the only extant timber bridge on the
River Wye. (BoE, p 320; Gorvett, D: Bridge over the River Wye, 1984;
also see under Clifford CP, South Herefordshire DC).
Listing NGR: SO2589047440
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