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Tipperary North
22400605
General view across bridge from south, showing
Reg. No.22400605
Date1775 - 1780
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDROMINAGH DEMESNE
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates183810, 198058
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Triple-arch limestone bridge, built as a toll bridge in 1776, having stone piers at each end of parapet walls and toll collectors' booths recessed to centre. Rubble limestone stonework with cut stone voussoirs to round arches. Rubble coping stones and with concrete casing to base of piers. Inscribed stone date plaque to booth on east side.

Appraisal

Built by Richard Biggs, the owner of Drominagh Demesne, this toll bridge has been little altered and retains all its original character. Unusually flamboyant in design for such a rural location this bridge is an example of the standard of construction aspired to on the demesnes of the eighteenth century.
 
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