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Latitude: 51.6294 / 51°37'45"N
Longitude: -4.9264 / 4°55'35"W
OS Eastings: 197557
OS Northings: 196348
OS Grid: SR975963
Mapcode National: GBR G8.HBHY
Mapcode Global: VH1SD.K9GQ
Entry Name: One-Arch Bridge
Listing Date: 8 February 1996
Last Amended: 8 February 1996
Source ID: 17999
Building Class: Transport
Location: S of the lane linking Sampson Cross to Stackpole village.
Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)
Locality: Stackpole Court
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
Bridge across a deep valley carrying the main approach road to Stackpole Court from the direction of Pembroke. Limestone masonry. Probably dates from c.l735, but may be on the site of, or even incorporate parts of, an earlier bridge.
With the formation of the ponds a weir was built beneath the central arch. Another wier was built downstream to improve the lake vista from the bridge.
In elevation, the bridge consists of five units separated by roughly-formed stepped pilasters. The outer units are built off land-arches, but the second and fourth units are apparently solid from foundation up. The central unit is the stream arch: a single limestone arch of approx. 12.5 m span and of deep segmental form. The parapets have been rebuilt.
In plan, the central unit has parallel parapets about 6 m apart, the other units carry the parapets out as widely splayed wings.
Listed as an C18 bridge and for its landscape value. Listed also for group value with the other survivals of the Stackpole Court buildings.
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