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Ornamental Bridge at Blakesware 70 Metres North of Widford Lodge, Widford

Description: Ornamental Bridge at Blakesware 70 Metres North of Widford Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160042

OS Grid Reference: TL4063415924
OS Grid Coordinates: 540634, 215924
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8242, 0.0392

Location: B1004, Widford, Hertfordshire SG12 8RN

Locality: Widford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG12 8RN

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/2 Ornamental Bridge
at Blakesware
- 70 metres N of
Widford Lodge


Bridge. C19, for the Gosselin family, probably by George Devey
who rebuilt Blakesware 1876-9. Red brick with moulded limestone
dressings. A single arched road bridge over the River Ash - on
the line of the old road to Ware. A 3 brick semi-circular arch
with humped parapet. The curved parapet brickwork courses are
struck from the arch centrepoint. Ogee weathered moulded heavy
stone copings. Arch flanked by square pilaster piers with 2
stone offsets and square moulded caps. Outswept quadrant
abbutments with stone copings curving down to low square piers
with moulded stone copings. Part of a picturesque group with
Widford Lodge at this entrance to the park of Blakesware.

Listing NGR: TL4063415924

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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