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Wansford bridge

Wansford bridge

History of Wansford bridge

Listed building

Built from 1577. Fine ashlar bridge over River Nene. Total of 12 arches. The south end rebuilt in 1795 has small round arch and wide elliptical rusticated arch with date in oval panel above keyblock. The next 3 arches are of 1672 to 4, and the remainder 1577 (dated in parapet with initials P.If.). The ten C16 and C17 bays have round arches, the C16 arches are stepped, cutwaters between rising to refuges in the parapet which has ramped coping and stringcourse. The arches at the north end are silted up.


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