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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 269307
Location: ORNAMENTAL BRIDGE WITH FLANKING HALF FIGURES AT NGR ST 2505 3395, HALSWELL PARK
  GOATHURST, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 27 July 2006
Date listed: 09 January 1987
Date of last amendment: 09 January 1987
Grade II

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ST23SEGOATHURST CPHALSWELL PARK7/45Ornamental bridge with flankinghalf-figures at NGR ST 2505 3395

ST23SE GOATHURST CP HALSWELL PARK 7/45 Ornamental bridge with flanking half-figures at NGR ST 2505 3395 II Ornamental bridge with flanking half-figures. C18. Ashlar. Two semi- circular archways to each side of central projecting bow. Rear parapet of bridge raised up to form a shallow semi-circular headed niche, vermiculated key and imposts; to each side of this central feature a lower wall terminating with a statuesque female half-figure, one of which has fallen and lies nearby at time of re-survey (February 1985). Front parapet renewed in concrete block, mid C20. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Country Life, Nov. 21, 1908; Collinson, Somerset I, 1791; VCH, Somerset II, 1911; Garden History, V, 3, 1977; Jones B., Follies and Grottoes, 1974).

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