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© Mr Michael J Tuck

IoE Number: 469818
Location: GROSVENOR BRIDGE, GROSVENOR ROAD
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Michael J Tuck
Date Photographed: 22 May 2001
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 23 July 1998
Grade I

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CHESTER CITY (EM)SJ4065GROSVENOR ROAD1932-1/8/145Grosvenor Bridge

CHESTER CITY (EM) SJ4065 GROSVENOR ROAD 1932-1/8/145 Grosvenor Bridge 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: The Grosvenor Bridge) GV I Road bridge over River Dee. Designed 1824 by Thomas Harrison, built 1827-1833 under the supervision of his pupil William Cole the younger, with Jesse Hartley as consultant; James Trubshaw contractor, at a cost of 50,000 pounds. Red and cream Peckforton sandstone ashlar. A single deep segmental 200 foot span arch across the river, believed to have been the longest stone arch in the world when built. River arch with pavilion-abutments; an archway for pedestrians and coaches to each side; outer abutments, quadrant-shaped in plan, stepping down with slope of embankments. The river arch has 2 rings of cream voussoirs with red sandstone outer moulding and 2 rings of long shallow voussoirs above; recessed spandrel panels; frieze and cornice with rectangular modillions; parapet of round-topped ashlar slabs, with raised panel above crown of arch. The battered Doric pavilions have rusticated plinths of tooled ashlar, curved batter to faces; 2-course frieze above plinth; round-arched niche; stone panel; Doric architrave, frieze and pediment. The round-arched side openings and the outer abutments are rock-faced masonry. On the bridge a slate plaque gives historic details. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Cheshire: Edinburgh: 1979-: 115-116; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 159-160).

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