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

A Grade I Listed Building in Long Ashton, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4547 / 51°27'16"N

Longitude: -2.6285 / 2°37'42"W

OS Eastings: 356423

OS Northings: 173042

OS Grid: ST564730

Mapcode National: GBR C0K.KD

Mapcode Global: VH88M.DP8Q

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

Listing Date: 16 March 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33494

Location: Long Ashton, North Somerset, BS8

County: North Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Long Ashton

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Christ Church with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

ST 57 SE


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: ST5642373042

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

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