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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Two Tollhouses and Flanking Walls on West Side, Bristol

Description: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Two Tollhouses and Flanking Walls on West Side

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 33494

OS Grid Reference: ST5647873076
OS Grid Coordinates: 356478, 173076
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4550, -2.6277

Location: B3129, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 3PJ

Locality: Bristol
County: Bristol
Country: England
Postcode: BS8 3PJ

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Listing Text


5/97 Clifton Suspension Bridge, two
Tollhouses and Flanking Walls on
- West Side


Clifton Suspension Bridge, two tollhouses and flanking walls. Designed in
competition, 1829-31 by I.K. Brunel. Building commenced 1836, pylons completed
1840 when funds used up. Ironwork sold 1851. Work resumed 1861 under Hawkshaw
and Barlow and completed with the chains from Brunel's Hungerford Bridge
(demolished 1861): opened 1864. The abutments are of red sandstone, very large
on the Leigh Woods side. The pylons are of Pennant rubble with projecting
ashlar caps, traffic opening with porthole above. Span of 600 feet suspended
from triple wrought-iron chains. The deck is 245 feet above high water level.
On the Leigh Woods side the roadway is flanked by coped, coursed rubble walls
approximately 4 feet high: approximately 50 yards long to the north and 100
yards long to the south. By the roadside are two toll houses: coursed squared
rubble with freestone quoins and dressings; flat roof with overhanging moulded
cornice; single storey; battered walls; doors to west sides in moulded
architraves; C20 windows to north of north tollhouse and south of south
tollhouse. Also listed as item 7/586 and 39/586 of the List of Buildings of
Special Architectural and Historic Interest for the City of Bristol.

Listing NGR: ST5647873076

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Source: English Heritage

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