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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BRIDGE NUMBER 65

List entry Number: 1190608

Location

BRIDGE NUMBER 65, GRAND UNION CANAL, COSGROVE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorthamptonshireSouth NorthamptonshireDistrict AuthorityCosgrove

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 18-May-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 235242

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History

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Details

SP7941 16/7

COSGROVE, GRAND UNION CANAL Bridge No.65

(Formerly listed as Canal Bridge (Solmon's Bridge))

01/12/51

II*

Canal bridge. c.1800. Dressed limestone. Gothick style. Single-span bridge with wide slightly pointed arch and curved feet. Arch has blank cusped panels and keyblock. Semi-octagonal buttresses either side of arch have quatrefoil frieze to base and ogee half-cupolas and are flanked by ogee-headed niches. Panelled parapets with circular piers either end. In 1800 the two halves of the Grand Junction Canal met here. Construction began at Brentford in Middlesex and Braunston, Northamptonshire. It is said that a certain Colonel Solmons, 'Lord of the Manor', agreed to the cutting of the canal on condition that he was allowed to erect the necessary bridge. However the Lord of the Manor at this time was George Biggin Esq., whose residence, Cosgrove Priory, is in sight of the bridge. The proximity may explain the bridge's unusually ornamental appearance. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1933, p159; Wolverton Historical Journal: 1970, pp34-40)

Listing NGR: SP7928942742

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973)
'Wolverton Historical Journal' in Wolverton Historical Journal, (1970), 34-40

National Grid Reference: SP 79289 42742

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