Monument record MYO307 - Foss Bridge

Summary

Single span bridge crossing the River Foss. Single span with elliptical arch of alternately long and short voussoirs between rusticated pilaster piers. It was constructed in 1811-12.

Location

Grid reference SE 6059 5169 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Bridge. 1811-12; lamp standards erected 1975. By Peter Atkinson, junior. Ashlar gritstone. Single span with elliptical arch of alternately long and short voussoirs between rusticated pilaster piers. Plain cornice surmounted by parapet of bulbous balusters with moulded coping, broken in centre by sunk-panelled pier. Pilasters rise into parapet as plain terminal piers. Gas lamps on central piers replacements from New Walk.
(Murray H, Riddick S & Green R: York through the Eyes of the Artist: York City Art Gallery: 1990-: 155; City of York: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 104).

NMR Information:

Unified Designation System UID 1257827

(SE 60595169) Foss Bridge (NAT) (1)

1. Foss Bridge
5343

SE 6051 NE 17/214 14.6.54

II* GV

2.
1811-12. Architect: Pter Atkinson. A stone bridge of single
span over River Foss with good balustrade having rusticated
piers. (RCHM. Vol. V, Monument 50). (2)

Recorded by NRIM, photographed. (3)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 1:2500 1963.
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest 3 City of York, June 1983
3 National Record of Industrial Monuments Recorded by J Tanner, Feb-1969, Record No.YO32

Related evens:
(UID 1511398) NATIONAL RECORD OF INDUSTRIAL MONUMENTS
Desk Based Assessment
1960 - 1975

(UID 613515) INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Architectural Survey
14-NOV-1995 - 14-NOV-1995

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Record last edited

Aug 16 2019 1:52PM

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