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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1375850



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Jul-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469829

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SJ4065 HANDBRIDGE 1932-1/8/165 Old Dee Bridge 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: Old Dee Bridge)


Road bridge over River Dee. Late C14, altered 1826. Red sandstone. 7 arches, from north to south: a pair of segmental arches north of diagonal weir; serving leat to former Mills of Dee then by hydro-electric power station; cutwater at weir, then plain abutment to first, parabolic, river arch; cutwater; pointed arch with moulded arris; cutwater; narrower arch with moulded arris; cutwater; broad segmental arch with moulded arris; bottom stage forming rectangular projection upstream for former gate-tower; large cutwater; narrow segmental arch probably in place of former drawbridge. The bridge was widened, upstream, in 1826, to provide a footway, partly corbelled. The present bridge replaced earlier medieval bridges, probably of timber, and is believed to stand on the site of a Roman bridge. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 157-8; Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 136).

Listing NGR: SJ4071765745

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971), 157-8
Harris, B, 'Bartholomew City Guides' in Chester, (1979), 136

National Grid Reference: SJ 40717 65745


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