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Weir, Stone Basin and Footbridge at Lake Outlet, Ripley Castle, Ripley

Description: Weir, Stone Basin and Footbridge at Lake Outlet, Ripley Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331613

OS Grid Reference: SE2818260443
OS Grid Coordinates: 428182, 460443
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0392, -1.5711

Location: Hollybank Lane, Ripley, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY

Locality: Ripley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 3AY

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Listing Text

SE 2860-2960

8/107 Weir, stone basin and
footbridge at lake
outlet, Ripley Castle
15.3.66 (formerly listed as Cast-
iron bridge over water-
fall at Ripley Castle and
weir at Ripley Castle)


Weir, stone lined basin and footbridge at the lake outlet. 1843-4 for Sir
William Amcott Tngilby. Weir and basin lining of large gritstone blocks;
cast-iron footbridge. The weir is horse-shoe shaped and forms a cascade of
6 tiers; the stone basin is approximately 3 metres deep and stone lined. It
abuts the Tower Bridge (qv). The walls of the basin are built up to provide
support for the footbridge. This has a single shallow span, the iron walkway
supported by a single rib. In Gothick style, with 2 pairs of solid
standards decorated with trefoiled panels and having rounded pyramidal caps.
The railings have 2 tiers of trefoil arches with a band of cinquefoil
roundels at the base and a moulded handrail which ramps down to ground level
at each end. The standards have the cast inscription: "JOSEPH BUTLER / & CO
/ OLD FOUNDRY / STAININGLEY". Sir William Amcott Ingilby had the Ripley
lake made in 1843-44 as part of the landscaping of the park to earlier
designs by Capability Brown. See North Yorkshire Historic Gardens Register
- Ripley Castle, Grade II.

Listing NGR: SE2818260443

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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