Building record MYO1773 - Ouse Bridge and attached flight of steps

Summary

A 3-span bridge over the River Ouse, with segmental arches of rusticated voussoirs between piers containing round-headed niches on half-octagonal cutwaters, built in 1810-20.

Location

Grid reference SE 6021 5164 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

Bridge with flights of steps attached at each end on downstream side. 1810-20, with early C20 lamp standards. By Peter Atkinson junior. Limestone ashlar, rusticated; painted cast-iron lamp standards. 3-span bridge, with segmental arches of rusticated voussoirs between piers containing round-headed niches on half-octagonal cutwaters. Moulded cornice beneath sunk-panelled parapet with cambered coping. Piers rise into parapet to form plinths for fluted tapering lamp standards, branching at top for pendant lanterns, and with stylised flame finial. Similar flights of steps on east and west banks are straight with plain parapets, moulded cambered coping and cylindrical terminal piers with moulded flat caps. HISTORICAL NOTE: when the bridge foundation stone was laid a brass plate was set in a cavity, inscribed:- "The First Stone of This Bridge was laid December 10th in the Year MDCCCX and in the reign of George the Third by the Rt. Hon. Geo. Peacock Lord Mayor. Peter Atkinson Architect". (City of York: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 48-50).
Listing NGR: SE6021751648

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

Information derived from NMR
BF060292 OLD OUSE BRIDGE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued

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Feb 4 2020 10:14AM

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