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© Mr Derek Grieve LRPS

IoE Number: 298261
Photographer: Mr Derek Grieve LRPS
Date Photographed: 12 September 2002
Date listed: 15 March 1955
Date of last amendment: 15 March 1955
Grade II

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AMBERLEYHOUGHTON BRIDGE5404Houghton BridgeTQ 01 SW 10/67815.3.55

AMBERLEY HOUGHTON BRIDGE 1. 5404 Houghton Bridge TQ 01 SW 10/678 15.3.55 II 2. This bridge is partly in Horsham District and partly in former Petworth Rural District, the major portion being in the latter. The River Arun here forms 2 branches with an island in the middle. The bridge spans both but the boundary between the 2 Districts passes through the centre of the east branch. The bridge was erected in 1875 but is built in the medieval tradition. Ashlar. The west branch of the river is spanned by 4 low elliptical arches, the east branch by one similar arch with a solid portion between. Blunt cut-waters between the western arches. Buttresses flanking the eastern arch and the solid portion. Modillion cornice below the parapet. Over this and above each pier is a semi-circular pierced recess corbelled out from each pier. The road approaches of the bridge are flanked by piers supporting ball caps and also an opening from the south side of the bridge on to the island.

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