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Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers, Amesbury

Description: Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 321315

OS Grid Reference: SU1495341888
OS Grid Coordinates: 414953, 141888
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1760, -1.7875

Location: A303, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7AS

Locality: Amesbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP4 7AS

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Listing Text

SU 1541
11/4 Baluster Bridge and gate piers

Ornamental bridge over River Avon. 1775, rebuilt by Sir William
Chambers. Limestone. Three segmental arches with archivolts.
Rusticated stonework. Wide band at base of parapet and balustrade
of continuous balusters terminating in flattened scrolls linking at
angle to piers. Cutwaters both sides. At entrance on to bridge,
octagonal tapered bollards restrict traffic to centre. At north
end two gate piers, line rusticated, with cornice and block, the
finials missing. Wrought iron gates and pedestrian gates outside
piers. Of group value as part of the landscape works designed by
Henry Flitcroft 1726-30 and Charles Bridgeman 1730-38, and added to
by others during the eighteenth century.

Listing NGR: SU1495341888

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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