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© Mr James A Irving

IoE Number: 394290
Location: BRIDGE OVER RIVER KENNET, BRIDGE STREET
  NEWBURY, WEST BERKSHIRE, BERKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr James A Irving
Date Photographed: 05 September 1999
Date listed: 29 September 1950
Date of last amendment: 29 September 1950
Grade II*

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1.BRIDGE STREET5127Bridge over River KennetsU 4767 SW 6/4729.9.50

1. BRIDGE STREET 5127 Bridge over River Kennet sU 4767 SW 6/47 29.9.50 II* 2. 1769-72 by James Clarke replacing an earlier wooden bridge of 1726. Brick with stone ashlar dressings, Three span structure of which the 2 outer spans are now concealed by approach roads on either side. Central segmental-arched span with rusticated block voussoirs and 4 bay balustrade with cast-iron balusters. On each side at the north and south ends are the remains of recesses which probably formed shelters. Pilasters with moulded caps support semi-circular arches with scroll- keystones, all in stone. Three of the arches have been incorporated in the adjoining shops while the plinth forms a doorway to No 1 Bridge Street. (Newbury Buildings Past and Present (1973) 16).

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