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Bow Bridge, Leicester

Description: Bow Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 188681

OS Grid Reference: SK5801704367
OS Grid Coordinates: 458017, 304367
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6340, -1.1442

Location: A47, Leicester LE3 5PT

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE3 5PT

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Listing Text

Bow Bridge
SK 5804 SW 2/265
Erected 1862 by the Corporation of Leicester over the Old River Soar,
near where remains of Richard III lie. Wide bridge (widened 1915) on
cast iron girders. Decorated cast iron parapet with small finials and
stone square piers at ends with moulded cap stones. Inscription "The
spot where traditionally a stone stood against which Richard III struck
his spur on his way to Bosworth, and on return hanging over the horse
dashed his head as a wisewoman is supposed to have foretold that where
his spur struck his head should be broken" - a summary from "History of
Great Britain"".

Listing NGR: SK5801704367

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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