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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: WANSFORD BRIDGE (TO CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY BOUNDARY)

List entry Number: 1274654

Location

WANSFORD BRIDGE (TO CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY BOUNDARY), LONDON ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
City of PeterboroughUnitary AuthorityWansford
CambridgeshireHuntingdonshireDistrict AuthoritySibson-cum-Stibbington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Sep-1951

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 414542

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

SIBSON-CUM-STIBBINGTON WANSFORD TL 0699 LONDON ROAD 9/153 Wansford Bridge (to 25.9.51 Cambridgeshire County boundary) GV I Road bridge, formerly carried the Great North Road over the River Nene. Twelve arches; seven northernmost dated 'PM 1577' (Peterborough Magistry), Sir Edward Brudenell of Deene treasurer and surveyor; next three arches repaired with inscriptions 'HVC NORTH P REPARAT SVTV COMITAT 1674' and 'P HVNT HVC REPARAT SVTV COMITAT 1672' on east side cutwater; rebuilding by single span across the main stream and small side arch dated 1795 on oval plaques above keystones on east and west sides. Freestone limestone blocks with freestone and ashlar dressings, (stones with mason's marks). Twelve arches; ten arches to north with coped parapets and moulded string course continuous around V-shaped cutwaters to piers on west side, C16 piers on east side also with cutwaters; plain coped parapet to C18 arches with wider roadway. Seven northern arches semi circular with two plain square orders, three with an added internal order; three repaired arches semi circular with one plain order; semi circular southern arch with ashlar dressings and rising keystone with moulded detail. The stone bridge replaced an earlier wooden bridge with eight arches damaged by floods in 1571, in 1795 the original thirteen arches were reduced to ten following ice and flood damage. The Wansford bypass was constructed in 1929.

R.C.H.M. Huntingdonshire, p234 Y.C.H. Huntingdonshire, p217 Pevsner: Buildings of England, p362 Gilbert, J.L. Stibbington Church and Parish, 1978

Listing NGR: TL0750599112

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Title: Inventory of Huntingdonshire - Date: 1926 - Page References: 234
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Gilbert, J L - Title: Stibbington Church and Parish - Date: 1978
  3. Book  Reference - Author: Page, W and Proby, G - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Huntingdon - Date: 1936 - Volume: 3 - Page References: 217
  4. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough - Date: 1968 - Page References: 362

National Grid Reference: TL 07505 99112

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