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Description: Irthlingborough Old Bridge and Attached Causeway (That Part in Irthlingborough Civil Parish)
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 232383
OS Grid Reference: SP9569370612
OS Grid Coordinates: 495693, 270612
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3253, -0.5973
There is also a scheduled monument, Irthlingborough Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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IRTHLINGBOROUGH STATION ROAD
5/87 Irthlingborough Old Bridge
08/05/50 and attached causeway (that
part in Irthlingborough C.P.)
(Formerly listed as
Irthlingborough Old Bridge,
Bridge and attached causeway. Mid C14, datestones 1668, 1829, widened west side
in 1754 and 1922. Squared coursed limestone, part banded with ironstone,
limestone ashlar and brick. Bridge of 10 double and triple chamfered arches.
Those on west side have outer arches with brick voussoirs probably of 1754.
Large cutwaters to both sides; 5 on east side have refuges. Datestone 1668 on
east side probably refers to restoration. Plaque with cross keys of St. Peter on
west side. Central plaque with inscription relates to restoration of 1829.
Causeways attached to each end, each of 5 arches, originally formed part of the
bridge. Widened on west side and east parapets renewed and refaced in brick and
ashlar; probably all of 1922. Medieval arches survive within the arches of the
causeway. Originally constructed as a bridge of some 20 arches, probably under
instruction of The Abbey of Peterborough. Scheduled as an ancient monument.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.268; V.C.H.: Northamptonshire, Vol.3,
Listing NGR: SP9569370612
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Source: English Heritage
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