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Wilton Bridge and Sundial (That Part in Bridstow Civil Parish), Ross-on-Wye

Description: Wilton Bridge and Sundial (That Part in Bridstow Civil Parish)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 March 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 398891

OS Grid Reference: SO5898024215
OS Grid Coordinates: 358980, 224215
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9149, -2.5978

Location: B4260, Bridstow, County of Herefordshire HR9 6AD

Locality: Ross-on-Wye
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR9 6AD

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Listing Text

SO 5824
9/33 Wilton Bridge and
sundial (those parts
Bridstow CP)


Bridge. 1597, altered 1914. Sandstone ashlar and concrete reinforcement.
Six spans aligned north-west/south-east, widened to north. Segmental arches,
all but the northernmost with three chamfered ribs, cut waters to each side,
those to south rising with battered tops to refuges, chamfered parapet, that
to north replaced by steel crash-barrier. Sundial. Early C18. Sandstone
ashlar and limestone. Diagonally set in central refuge on south side. Square
pedestal with moulded and fielded side panels supports bulbous fluted baluster-
shaped shaft with moulded cornice above which is a square limestone pillar,
bearing a gnomon to each face, topped by a ball-finial. Eroded inscription
beneath north gnomon reported by RCHM as:

"Esteem they precious time
Which pass so swift away
Prepare thee for eternity
And do not make delay"

RCHM plan has sundial positioned wrongly on north side of the bridge.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, County Number 30. (RCHM Vol I, p 31-2).

Listing NGR: SO5898024215

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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