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Latitude: 51.0934 / 51°5'36"N
Longitude: -2.0938 / 2°5'37"W
OS Eastings: 393526
OS Northings: 132684
OS Grid: ST935326
Mapcode National: GBR 2XZ.CG6
Mapcode Global: FRA 66H7.B4B
Entry Name: Bridge Across Fonthill Lake
Listing Date: 6 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1318780
English Heritage Legacy ID: 320862
Location: Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, SP3
Civil Parish: Fonthill Bishop
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Fonthill Bishop with Berwick St Leonard All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
FONTHILL BISHOP FONTHILL PARK
ST 93 SW (north side)
1/75 Bridge across Fonthill Lake
Bridge carrying track over lake. 1826 on keystone of east arch.
Limestone ashlar. Two segmental arches, west arch has initials GM
(for George Mortimer) on voussoir, east arch has date 1826. South
side has panels of tapered Doric columns between piers with stele,
vermiculated on south side only. Slightly curved abutment walls.
Cutwater and no balustrade on north side. Designed as a feature of
the landscaped park, clearly to be viewed from the south as the
north side possesses no decorative detail. George Mortimer bought
the remains of Fonthill Splendens in 1823 and made improvements to
the park, including widening the lake.
(J. Harris, Fonthill in Country Life, 24 November, 1966)
Listing NGR: ST9352632684
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