© Mr John Chester
BRIDGE OVER RIVER TONE AT NGR ST 1378 2234,
NYNEHEAD, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Mr John Chester
23 September 2002
25 January 1956
Date of last amendment:
25 January 1956
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NYNEHEAD CP NYNEHEAD VILLAGE
4/64 Bridge over River Tone at NGR ST
Former road bridge over River Tone on drive to Nynehead Court (qv), now disused. Dated
1817. By Thomas Lee for W A Sandford. Brick faced with grey Knapp sandstone, ashlar
coursed with V joints giving strong vertical emphasis,voussoirs, strongly moulded string
course, parapet of large dressed blocks rising from string course with chamfered
tops. Plan: 3 arch span, shallow elliptical arches, cutwaters both sides but mostly
submerged in mud, square piers abutting, topped with small square plinths that probably
carried sole sculptural decoration when erected. Soffit of central arch with inserted
York stone slab inscribed "W A Sandford 1817", soffit of south arch plain, north not
visible from bank, North-west pier damaged, north-east pier obscured by ivy at time
of survey (February 1985), string course damaged in places and obscured by ivy, fissure
in south-west abutment. A fine design that was exhibited at the Royal Acedemy in 1818.
Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, l978).