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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 HOUSE

List entry Number: 1245148

Location

BRIDGE HOUSE, RYDAL ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaSouth LakelandDistrict AuthorityLakes

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 451896

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 1291A AMBLESIDE RYDAL ROAD Bridge House NY 3704 1/35 1 GV 2. Late C17-ear1y C18. National Trust property - a great tourist attraction. The minute bridge was built to link the house and gardens of the former Hall with the orchards on the other side of the stream, and the house was built on top of the bridge as a summer-house. Tiny square stone rubble house with slate roof and small chimney, 2 very low storeys, 1 tiny room each floor at each side (facing the stream) with timber lintels and slate sills. Sited on a depressed segmental stone arch of about 15 ft span (house is about 10 ft square). Slate steps down to stream bed from the front of the house. Rydal Road front bus 2 boarded doors - one up 2 steps, the other up a spiral flight of 8 steps, with a slate landing forming a porch to lower door. Deep overhanging eaves on old timbers. Interior has low ceiling beams, iron fireplace with oven, grate etc. For group reference see General group description under Rydal Road.

Listing NGR: NY3759904622

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National Grid Reference: NY3759904622

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