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© Mr Robin Downes

IoE Number: 265571
Location: VICARAGE BRIDGE AT NGR SS 9061 3516,
  WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Robin Downes
Date Photographed: 18 September 2002
Date listed: 06 April 1959
Date of last amendment: 06 April 1959
Grade II

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SS93NWWINSFORD CPWINSFORD VILLAGE14/157Vicarage Bridge at NGR SS 9061

SS93NW WINSFORD CP WINSFORD VILLAGE 14/157 Vicarage Bridge at NGR SS 9061 3516 6.4.59 GV II Road bridge over River Exe. 1835, reconstructed 1927-8, restored 1952. Reconstructed by Edward J Stead, County Surveyor, and built by G B Fisher and Sons. Local stone random rubble, large central arch between full height pointed cutwaters on C19 foundations, flanked by 2 smaller decreasing arches separated by brief cutwater; arches on up stream front slightly pointed in central 3 bays, down stream side all arches semi-circular. Parapets set back irregularly on either side. Central pointed recess flanking road in manner of pack horse bridges. Concrete plaque on inner face of parapet inscribed 'Somerset County Council', below ashlar stone inscribed 'Edward J Stead AMICE County Surveyor'. The bridge was built for the turnpike road by-passing the packhorse bridge (qv) about 10 metres to the west. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 228). (Photograph in NMR).

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