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IoE Number: 486019
Location: HIGH BRIDGE, 207, 209 AND 210 HIGH STREET
  LINCOLN, LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Brian Harris
Date Photographed: 10 October 2004
Date listed: 08 October 1953
Date of last amendment: 08 October 1953
Grade I

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LINCOLN SK9771SE HIGH STREET 1941-1/12/152 Nos.207, 209 AND 210 08/10/53 High Bridge GV I Road bridge carrying shops and houses. C12, with C13 and C16 additions, restored and partly reconstructed 1902 by William Watkins of Lincoln. Bridge has an ashlar semicircular arch with chamfered transverse ribs and a single bay with diagonal ribs. West end has imposts and small chamfered slits in the spandrels. East end has a renewed chamfered opening with pierced balustrade and coped piers. The range of shops and houses at the west end, C16, is a careful and thorough reconstruction. Timber framed, the west side partly roughcast, with dressed stone and brick underbuild and plain tile roof. Much of the original close studded framing survives, with renewed rendered nogging. Original angle brackets in the form of angels. 3 storeys plus attics, 2 jetties, 6 bays. East front has to the left a glazing bar shop window and door. To right, 2 doors flanked by single plain windows. The doors have Tudor arched heads. Above, 2 floors, each with six 3-light leaded casements, all projecting like oriels. Above again, 3 gabled dormers with 2-light casements. Rear has a renewed 2 storey underbuild to the left, and above the bridge, a 6-light hooded window flanked by small single light windows. Above, 2 windows flanked by single plain oriels, and to left, a larger window. Above again, exposed timber framing with 5 windows. Attics have 3 dormers similar to those at the front. INTERIOR retains much of the original structure, with renewed nogging and joinery in a matching style. This building is the only surviving example in England of a medieval bridge carrying shops and houses. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County No.26. (Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 523; Curl JS: The Victorian Facade (W Watkins & Son, Architects, Lincoln): Lincoln: 1990-: 43-44).

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