Description: Scampston Bridge
Date Listed: 14 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 329381
OS Grid Reference: SE8672774807
OS Grid Coordinates: 486727, 474807
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1618, -0.6733
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SCAMPSTON A 64
SE 87 NE
8/41 Scampston Bridge
Bridge. c1775, widened in 1933. Probably designed by Capability Brown or
Henry Holland for Sir William St Quintin, 5th Baronet. Upstream side red
brick in English garden wall bond with sandstone parapet and dressings.
Downstream side sandstone ashlar. Cast-iron railings. 3 semicircular
spans, the central taller, between abutments. Upstream arches of ashlar
blocks separated by pilaster piers with tooled stone imposts. Flat cornice,
raked-up over abutments and flanking arches. Downstream arches in block
rusticated archivolts. Alternately-rusticated pilaster piers flank bridge;
abutment piers plain. Bridge cornice dentilled, abutment cornices plain,
raked as on upstream side. Parapets, balustraded over arches and with
cambered coping; alterately wavy and stick railings over the abutments.
Square-section alternately-rusticated piers with pyramidal caps. Road sides
of piers flanking centralarches are inscribed:
Upstream side: MALTON 6 MILES LONDON 222 MILES
Downstream side: YORK 24 MILES SCARBOROUGH 16 MILES
Date of widening recorded on plaque over central arch on downstream side.
West pier on upstream side demolished at time of resurvey. Bridge was
designed as a feature, visible from Scampston Hall, when the Park was laid
out by Capability Brown. Beneath the bridge, a weir controls the flow of
water from the Swan Beck into the lake.
Listing NGR: SE8672774807
Source: English Heritage
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