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North Bridge, Ashton

Description: North Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 232566

OS Grid Reference: TL0454488924
OS Grid Coordinates: 504544, 288924
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4882, -0.4618

Location: Station Road, Ashton, Northamptonshire PE8 4DE

Locality: Ashton
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 4DE

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Listing Text

TLO8NW Oundle
8/11 North Bridge (that part in
07/06/74 Ashton C.P.)
(Formerly listed as North
- Bridge)

Bridge. C14 origins, rebuilt 1571, 1835 and 1912. Squared coursed and rusticated
limestone, with ashlar facing to inside of parapets, and granite dressings. 13
semi-circular arches with moulded granite keyblocks. First and seventh arches
from north end, on west side, have no keyblocks and incorporate visible remains
of earlier bridges. 5 cutwaters with refuges at north end and 2 similar
cutwaters at south end, all on east side. Plain parapet with moulded coping and
square piers at ends. Gateway to centre of east side has similar piers. Reset
copy of tablet on west side discovered in 1835 has inscription, "In the yer of
oure Lord 1570 thes arches wer borne downe by the waters externytit. In the yer
of oure Lord 1571 they were builded agayn with lyme and stone. Thanks be to
God". Inscribed tablet, also on west side, records rebuilding and widening in

Listing NGR: TL0454488924

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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