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Bow Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.634 / 52°38'2"N

Longitude: -1.1442 / 1°8'39"W

OS Eastings: 458017

OS Northings: 304367

OS Grid: SK580043

Mapcode National: GBR FDK.DP

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.D2D2

Entry Name: Bow Bridge

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361392

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188681

Location: Leicester, LE3

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Fosse

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

Bow Bridge
SK 5804 SW 2/265
Erected 1862 by the Corporation of Leicester over the Old River Soar,
near where remains of Richard III lie. Wide bridge (widened 1915) on
cast iron girders. Decorated cast iron parapet with small finials and
stone square piers at ends with moulded cap stones. Inscription "The
spot where traditionally a stone stood against which Richard III struck
his spur on his way to Bosworth, and on return hanging over the horse
dashed his head as a wisewoman is supposed to have foretold that where
his spur struck his head should be broken" - a summary from "History of
Great Britain"".

Listing NGR: SK5801704367

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