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© Mr Oliver Smart

IoE Number: 033494
Location: CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, TWO TOLLHOUSES AND FLANKING WALLS ON WEST SIDE, BRIDGE ROAD
  LONG ASHTON, NORTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Oliver Smart
Date Photographed: 02 March 2004
Date listed: 16 March 1984
Date of last amendment: 16 March 1984
Grade I

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ST 57 SELONG ASHTONBRIDGE ROAD, LEIGH WOODS5/97Clifton Suspension Bridge, twoTollhouses and Flanking Walls on-West Side

ST 57 SE LONG ASHTON BRIDGE ROAD, LEIGH WOODS 5/97 Clifton Suspension Bridge, two Tollhouses and Flanking Walls on - West Side I Clifton Suspension Bridge, two tollhouses and flanking walls. Designed in competition, 1829-31 by I.K. Brunel. Building commenced 1836, pylons completed 1840 when funds used up. Ironwork sold 1851. Work resumed 1861 under Hawkshaw and Barlow and completed with the chains from Brunel's Hungerford Bridge (demolished 1861): opened 1864. The abutments are of red sandstone, very large on the Leigh Woods side. The pylons are of Pennant rubble with projecting ashlar caps, traffic opening with porthole above. Span of 600 feet suspended from triple wrought-iron chains. The deck is 245 feet above high water level. On the Leigh Woods side the roadway is flanked by coped, coursed rubble walls approximately 4 feet high: approximately 50 yards long to the north and 100 yards long to the south. By the roadside are two toll houses: coursed squared rubble with freestone quoins and dressings; flat roof with overhanging moulded cornice; single storey; battered walls; doors to west sides in moulded architraves; C20 windows to north of north tollhouse and south of south tollhouse. Also listed as item 7/586 and 39/586 of the List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historic Interest for the City of Bristol.

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