Bramshill Police College
Bramshill House, near Hook, Hampshire is one of the largest Jacobean mansions in England built in the early 17th century. The bridge, being restored, crosses the Broad Water formed by the River Hart. It is a Grade I listed early 19th century two arch bridge. The 4-centred arches have 3 half-octagonal embrasures above the cutwaters and, continuing with similar spacing for 3 bays, 2 simpler "cutwater" abutments supporting the side walls. The structure is in red brick work (English bond) with stone dressings. The long straight parapets form continuous stone balustrades, ending in octagonal turrets.
The water-level rose by over 2ft during the rebuild and created interesting obstacles to the sucessful completion within time-frame and budget. We renovated and rebuilt the bridge from the foundations up, sometimes working below the water-line.
Clearing of silt and mud to access wall structure for restoration.
Restoration of both sides of the bridge wall.
Bridge path surface also needed clearing to gain full access to bridge structure.