Description: Weir, Stone Basin and Footbridge at Lake Outlet, Ripley Castle
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
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RIPLEY RIPLEY PARK
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
Source: English Heritage
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