List entry

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 CARRYING DRIVE TO COMPTON VERNEY OVER COMPTON POOL

List entry Number: 1381871

Location

BRIDGE CARRYING DRIVE TO COMPTON VERNEY OVER COMPTON POOL

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

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireStratford-on-AvonDistrict AuthorityCompton Verney

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Aug-1999

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 482236

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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

COMPTON VERNEY

SP35SW COMPTON VERNEY 1901-1/6/65 Bridge carrying drive to Compton 06/02/52 Verney over Compton Pool (Formerly Listed as: COMPTON VERNEY Bridge carrying drive over Compton Pool)

GV II*

Bridge. C18 with C19 parapet. Probably by Robert Adam (or possibly Lancelot `Capability' Brown). Limestone ashlar. 3 segmental arches have archivolts; cutwaters are decayed; modillioned cornice to balustraded parapet. Piers to ends have plain round-headed niches and originally served as plinth to lead sphinxes similar to those on the Adam gateway screen at Sion. Abutments have plain parapets terminating in ball finials. An important element in the setting of the house and in `Capability' Brown's landscaping of 1768-74. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner, N & Wedgwood, A: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 239; Country Life: Bolton, AT: Compton Verney, Warwickshire, a seat of Lord Willoughby de Broke: London: 1913-: 528-35).





Listing NGR: SP3126952894

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Date: 1913 - Journal Title: Country Life - Page References: 528-35
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Wedgwood, A - Title: The Buildings of England: Warwickshire - Date: 1966 - Page References: 239

National Grid Reference: SP 31269 52894

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