Description: Palladian Bridge
Date Listed: 4 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 319348
OS Grid Reference: SU0997530854
OS Grid Coordinates: 409975, 130854
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0769, -1.8590
5409 WILTON PARK
SU 03 SE 1/1F 4.8.51.
1736-1737. Completed by Roger Morris, as clerk of works. The design inspired
by Palladio's rejected design for the Rialto Bridge in Venice (inter alia),
adapted and supervised by Henry 9th Earl of Pembroke.
Covered bridge with 5 bay Ionic colonnade on balustraded parapet. End
pavilions with pedimented breaks on each face and arched openings. Pulvinated
frieze and modillion cornice. Approached on each side by balustraded stairs
leading to balustraded platforms.
Interior: arches into end pavilions with scroll keys. Enriched cornice and lozenge
pattern ceiling divisons.
Bridge stands on a central and 2 flanking arches in rusticated basement
with 2 further arches to carry stairs. Keystone of one of the arches marked
"J C 1737".
Listing NGR: SU0997530854
Source: English Heritage
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