Eight-Arch Bridge

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Coordinates: 51°37′21″N 4°55′21″W / 51.6224°N 4.9225°W / 51.6224; -4.9225

The Eight-Arch Bridge at Stackpole

The Eight Arch Bridge on the Stackpole Estate is a grade II* listed construction, in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is owned and maintained by the National Trust.[1]

History[edit]

The bridge was built in 1797[2] to connect Stackpole Court and Home Farm to Stackpole Quay and the New Deer Park.

At some point face-to-face iron ties were added to hold the bridge together.

On 2 August 1996 it was listed by Heritage in Wales (now Cadw) as grade II* for its eyecatching nature as a major feature of Stackpole Park, and as part of the Stackpole group of buildings.

Description[edit]

The bridge is built over a weir between two ponds (part of the Bosherston Lily Ponds). There are eight segmental arches in limestone, one with slightly projecting keystones. The arch rings are in ashlars; the rest of the arches in common stonework. There are a low rebuilt parapet walls, with slight wing walls at each end, on either side of the 3.3-metre (11 ft) roadway.

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