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The Bridge

Date of photo: 2016

Picture source: Russell Judge


 
The Bridge was situated on Bridge Street. This grade-II listed hotel was built in the 18th century as a Georgian residence. The building is famous for housing King Louis Philippe of France and his family. They stayed here on their first night in England, having fled from France during the 1848 Revolution.
 
Harvey's Brewery, who had bought the Bridge shortly after it closed and applied for planning permission to convert the upper floors to flats/accommodation have finally commenced the refurbishment of the pub and plan to re-open it sometime next year.
Michael Schouten (October 2019)
 

 
Listed building details:
Hotel. C18, partly refenestrated C19 and C20, SE wall built out in C19. Stucco over rubble and brick, tile roof, coped verges left return (west front), rendered stacks gable ends. Irregular L-plan on corner site, former service wing running down towards Denton Bridge (not included), returned along river frontage, SE front splayed out. Main elevation 2 storeys, 3 bays, moulded cornice, central canted bay with 3 sash windows carried on cast-iron columns, 6-light marginal glazing bars, flanked by 4-light windows, carved wooden Royal Coat of Arms centre with carriage lamp; chamfered arris to ground floor left with ornamental stop, sash windows without glazing bars, half-glazed entrance. Right return first floor, shallow C19 canted bay with 4-light sash windows, 2 small C20 window openings below; wall with square-headed doorway adjoining. Long left return: end 2 bays left, gable ends of ranges, centre parallel range with attic and tall rendered stack, gable end of entrance front right: 1:1:3:2 bays; first floor left large Venetian window with 12-pane sash window and side lights, thin glazing bars, over inserted double doors, 12-pane sash window right above former entrance to stable yard, pilasters and moulded entablature to opening, now blocked, centre range 12-light sash windows and canted oriel end bay right, 16-light sash window and 4-light returns over C20 half-glazed door, gable end right with inserted C20 window, first floor 12-pane sash windows, ground floor window with glazing bars removed; remains of inn sign with wrought-iron scrolled top at first floor level.
 

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Other Photos
Date of photo: 2019

Picture source: Michael Schouten

Renovation of The Bridge, 2019

Picture source: Michael Schouten