Building record 0446503001 - PEPPER BOXES & BRIDGE ON RIVER WYE
- Listed Building (II) 1159697: PEPPER BOXES AND BRIDGE OVER RIVER WYE
Type and Period (2)
- FOLLY (Designed 1778-1780, 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
- BRIDGE (Designed 1778-1780, 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
Grade II. C18. Square flint rubble turrets with raised quoins and cornices. Hipped old tiled roofs with tall finials. Each turret has brick panel, containing door to road, and flanks bridge of flint rubble and brick with solid parapet (B9).
At the south-eastern end of West Wycombe Park, Pepperpots Bridge was created to complete the view for the Dashwoods, looking southeast from the park; whilst looking northwest from the bridge, it also provides a good view of the park and house. The carriageway deck is approximately 12.5m wide, accommodating two lanes of traffic and generous pedestrian walkways on both sides. The bridge is constructed of red brick and flint, with parapets capped with rounded brick. The single low brick arch has a span of 4.5m [or 6.5m] and sits on stone imposts. The abutments and parapets develop into lengthy walls of the same materials and style, stretching both north and south for several hundred metres. The distinguishing features of this bridge are the two tall towers at each abutment on the west (park) side. Constructed of the same flint and brick, they are about 3m square and 6.5m tall with roofs and chimneys. Doors on the bridge side lead to the interior and the original rear windows have been filled in with modern concrete blocks. Designed 1778-1780 by Nicholas Revett (B27).
- ---SBC17191 Aerial Photograph: Aerofilms. 1968. Aerofilms oblique AP. SU829945. Yes.
- ---SBC17552 Aerial Photograph: 26/06/82. BCM A6/16 16A. SU\829949. Yes.
- ---SBC17554 Aerial Photograph: 26/06/82. BCM A6/16/19. SU\828943. Yes.
- ---SBC17555 Aerial Photograph: 26/06/82. BCM A6/16/20. SU\828943. Yes.
- ---SBC17556 Aerial Photograph: 26/06/82. BCM A6/16/21. SU\828943. Yes.
- <1>SBC7342 Bibliographic reference: LANGLEY T 1797 HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF THE HUNDRED OF DESBOROUGH PP414-421.
- <2>SBC14487 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN PP932-933.
- <3>SBC15481 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P135.
- <4>SBC11811 Bibliographic reference: PEVSNER N 1960 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE PP283-287 PL56.
- <5>SBC10400 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1960. OS 1960 6-INCH MAP. 1:10,560.
- <6>SBC9890 Bibliographic reference: NATIONAL TRUST 1977 PROPERTIES OF.
- <7>SBC6117 Bibliographic reference: HARRIS J 1979 THE ARTIST & THE COUNTRY HOUSE: A HISTORY OF COUNTRY HOUSE AND GARDEN VIEW PAINTING 15.
- <8>SBC10628 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD.
- <9>SBC3604 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1973. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: WYCOMBE DISTRICT: BOROUGH OF HIGH WYCOMBE.
- <10>SBC4635 Bibliographic reference: ENGLISH HERITAGE 1994 REGISTER OF PARKS & GARDENS OF SPECIAL HISTORIC IN-TEREST IN ENGLAND: PART 4 B.
- <11>SBC9893 Bibliographic reference: NATIONAL TRUST 1981 WEST WYCOMBE PARK (COPY, FILED).
- <27>SBC25496 Bibliographic reference: Marshall G Hall. 2021. Historic Bridges of Buckinghamshire. pp116-118.
|Grid reference||SU 84270 94000 (point)|
|Civil Parish||HIGH WYCOMBE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire|
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Related Events/Activities (1)
- Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13570)
Record last edited
Sep 25 2021 1:05PM