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Houghton Bridge (That Part Within Arun District), Houghton

Description: Houghton Bridge (That Part Within Arun District)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 297926

OS Grid Reference: TQ0247011819
OS Grid Coordinates: 502470, 111819
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8968, -0.5443

Locality: Houghton
Local Authority: Arun District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN18 9GY

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Listing Text

Houghton Bridge (that
part within Arun


The eastern third of this Bridge is in Horsham District, Amberley Parish (q.v.). The
River Arun here forms two branches with an island in the centre. The bridge spans
both, but the boundary between the two Districts passes through the centre of the east
branch. The Bridge was erected in 1875 but is built in the medieval tradition.
Ashlar. The west branch of the river is spanned by 4 low elliptical arches, the east
branch by one similar arch with a solid portion between. Blunt cutwaters between the
western arches. Buttresses flanking the western arch and the solid portion.
Modillion cornice below the parapet. Over this and above each pier is a semi-circular
pierced recess corbelled out from each pier. The road approaches of the Bridge are
flanked by piers supporting ball caps and also an opening from the south side of the
Bridge onto the island. Photograph in the National Buildings Record.

Listing NGR: TQ0247011819

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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