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Description: Footbridge, Road Bridge and Sluices
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 197956
OS Grid Reference: TF4677018155
OS Grid Coordinates: 546770, 318155
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7411, 0.1727
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TYDD ST MARY NORTH LEVEL MAIN DRAIN
TF 41 NE
8/110 Footbridge, Road bridge
Road bridge and sluice gates with parallel footbridge. 1859 and 1866, constructed
for the North Level Commissioners by Robert Stephenson. Repaired 1881, 1945 and
1967. Black coloured red brick, ashlar, wood and iron. East side with 2 brick
piers with painted ashlar coping. Projecting from the centre and forming a triangle
is a single pair of wooden gates with iron fittings. Single similar gates flank
the piers. Piers support a C20 plank bridge with aluminium railings. Behind is
the brick parapet of the road bridge, coped with ashlar and surmounted by decorative
cast iron railings with decorative brackets. Parapet with plaque inscribed
'Constructed for the North Level Commissioners by Geo. Robt. Stephenson Esq. CE
AD 1859'. Projecting from either side of the bridge are single similar ashlar coped
sloping brick walls. Running parallel for 7 metres and then swept out for about
5 metres. In front of the sluice gates is the iron footbridge of 3 arched spans,
the central span being wider, supported on paired slim columns. Arches with
keystones and spandrels decorated with open fretwork. This pattern to both sides
of footbridge. Inscribed 'Henry Grissell London 1866'. West side with 2 ashlar
coped brick cutwaters with 3 sets of gates. The cutwaters support a plank foot-
bridge holding 3 sets of C20 ratchets. Parapet and railings as east side but with
small gate giving access to footbridge. Adjacent the sluice on the east side are
3 sets of C19 iron ratchets.
Listing NGR: TF4677018155
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Source: English Heritage
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