Description: Wilton Bridge (That Part in Ross on Wye Urban District)
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 153462
OS Grid Reference: SO5899724214
OS Grid Coordinates: 358997, 224214
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9149, -2.5975
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Wilton Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
1. (That part in Ross-on-Wye
1560 Urban District)
SO 52 SE 2/87 22.10.52.
An exceptionally fine stone bridge. In 1597 an Act was passed authorising
its construction. It was completed within the next 2 years. 5 semi- circular
arches each with 3 ribs. Massive cutwaters on each side carried up and
splayed back from the outer angle at parapet level forming semi-hexagonal
refuges. At the point where the splay dies out is a moulded string which
is mitred and carried up to the angle against the spandrils of the arches
and then mitred and carried across to form a label above the arches. The
voussoirs of the arches are chamfered and joggled and have various masons'
marks. On upstream side the bridge has been widened but now the parapet
has gone and been replaced by a wooden handrail. South East approach to
bridge has been rebuilt in ashlar with 2 flights of stone steps to the river
bank. The sundial, formerly in one of the refuges has gone and only the
base of the pedestal remains. Part listed in Ross and Whitchurch Rural
Listing NGR: SO5899724214
Source: English Heritage
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