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Lugg Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Stapleton, Powys - Powys

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Latitude: 52.2754 / 52°16'31"N

Longitude: -3.0032 / 3°0'11"W

OS Eastings: 331651

OS Northings: 264617

OS Grid: SO316646

Mapcode National: GBR B6.YTHH

Mapcode Global: VH772.W2QG

Entry Name: Lugg Bridge

Listing Date: 16 October 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 149171

Location: Stapleton, County of Herefordshire, LD8

County: Powys - Powys

Civil Parish: Stapleton

Built-Up Area: Presteigne

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Church of England Parish: Presteigne with Discoed

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 36 SW


Lugg Bridge




Road bridge over River Lugg. C17, altered during C20. Sandstone rubble. Three spans with semi-circular arches, central arch flanked by cutwaters which support refuges on both sides. Plain flat coping to parapet.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 1 November 2016.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.


Road bridge. C17, with late C20 alterations.


Road bridge. C17, with late C20 alterations.

MATERIALS: built of roughly coursed sandstone.

DESCRIPTION: the road bridge spans the River Lugg, connecting Stapleton in Herefordshire, England with Presteigne in Powys, Wales. The bridge comprises three semi-circular arches with voussoirs. The central arch is flanked by full-height triangular cutwaters to both the down and upstream sides; these support refuges above. The parapets have plain, flat, coping stones.


Lugg Bridge, a road bridge over the River Lugg connecting Stapleton in Herefordshire, England with Presteigne in Powys, Wales, appears to have been built in the C17. In the late C20 the bridge was strengthened, and following the lowering of the river bed to alleviate flooding, concrete ‘aprons’ were added around the base of the cutwaters.

Reasons for Listing

Lugg Bridge in Stapleton, Herefordshire is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:

* as a well-constructed example of a post-medieval, multi-span road bridge with semi-circular arches and triangular cutwaters illustrating post-medieval bridge building techniques.

Historic interest:

* despite later alterations, its post-medieval characteristics and form remain evident, retaining a good degree of historic fabric.

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