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Ornamental Bridge Approximately 70 Metres North of Thorncroft Bridge ornamental Bridge North of Thorncroft Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Mole Valley, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2909 / 51°17'27"N

Longitude: -0.3287 / 0°19'43"W

OS Eastings: 516634

OS Northings: 155971

OS Grid: TQ166559

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.KSQ

Mapcode Global: VHGRV.8T27

Entry Name: Ornamental Bridge Approximately 70 Metres North of Thorncroft Bridge ornamental Bridge North of Thorncroft Bridge

Listing Date: 2 April 1970

Last Amended: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290564

Location: Mole Valley, Surrey, KT22

County: Surrey

District: Mole Valley

Town: Mole Valley

Electoral Ward/Division: Leatherhead South

Built-Up Area: Leatherhead

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Leatherhead

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

TQ/15/NE (north side, off)

2.4.70 Ornamental Bridge approx. 70 metres
north of Thorncroft Bridge (formerly
listed under General)


Footbridge linking two islands in River Mole. Probably later C18. Flint. Single segmental span, with crudely rusticated voussoirs, a large inverted scallop shell in place of the keystone, and a similar shell in the spandrel at each side.

History: built as an ornamental feature of the grounds of Thorncroft Manor (q.v.), once attributed to Lancelot Brown but this attribution remains unsubstantiated. Also known as "Shell Bridge".

Listing NGR: TQ1663455971

The entry was enhanced in 2016.

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

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