Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers

Ornamental bridge over River Avon. 1775, rebuilt by Sir William Chambers. Limestone.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
436044
Names
Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers
Coordinates
51.1760400° N, 1.7874570° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
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Location Map

Aerial view of Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers
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Aerial View

Aerial view of Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers
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Timeline

10 Jan 1953

Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Baluster Bridge and Gate Piers is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1131082
Grade
II*
Name
BALUSTER BRIDGE AND GATE PIERS
Location
BALUSTER BRIDGE AND GATE PIERS
Parish
Amesbury
District
Wiltshire
Grid Reference
SU 14953 41888

AMESBURY - SU 1541 11/4 Baluster Bridge and gate piers

10.1.53 GV II* Ornamental bridge over River Avon. 1775, rebuilt by Sir William Chambers. Limestone. Three segmental arches with archivolts. Rusticated stonework. Wide band at base of parapet and balustrade of continuous balusters terminating in flattened scrolls linking at angle to piers. Cutwaters both sides. At entrance on to bridge, octagonal tapered bollards restrict traffic to centre. At north end two gate piers, line rusticated, with cornice and block, the finials missing. Wrought iron gates and pedestrian gates outside piers. Of group value as part of the landscape works designed by Henry Flitcroft 1726-30 and Charles Bridgeman 1730-38, and added to by others during the eighteenth century.

Listing NGR: SU1495341888

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Bibliography

  1. “BALUSTER BRIDGE AND GATE PIERS.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1131082>