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White Bridge and Attached Wall and Gate Piers, Farley

Description: White Bridge and Attached Wall and Gate Piers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275091

OS Grid Reference: SK0736543298
OS Grid Coordinates: 407365, 343298
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9870, -1.8917

Location: Farley, Staffordshire ST10 4DB

Locality: Farley
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST10 4DB

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Listing Text

SK 0643-0743
White Bridge and attached
3/1/67 wall and gate piers (Formerly
listed as "Bridge in grounds
at Alton Towers"
Bridge, wall and gate piers. Early C19. Ashlar with edged herringbone
tooling and smooth faced ashlar dressings. Bridge aligned north-south
with wall attached to the south, returned to the west and terminating in
gate piers. Bridge to the right, wall to the left. The bridge has
single 4-centred arch with moulded surround, balustrade with trefoil-
headed arcading, painted white sweeping round to the front and termina-
ting in stepped buttresses; crenellated abutment to the left with round
headed niche, ramped down to a pedestalled buttress and attached wall
partly with lobed top; the wall incorporates a 4-centred archway with
panelled pilasters and keystone and is terminated by a pair of square
section piers with chamfered rustication and pyramidal caps. White
Bridge and its attached wall and gate piers form a single architectural
composition with the wall enclosing the Italian Garden to the north-west
(q.v.). This item forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers
(q.v.) which is included at Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.

Listing NGR: SK0736543298

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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