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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Eltham Palace Bridge
This is one of the oldest in tact bridges in London.
Location: Court Yard, Eltham Palace, Eltham
Description: This bridge over the North part of the spectacular Eltham Palace moat is over 500 years old and still looks remarkable.
This medieval bridge built in the late 15th century has been Grade 1 listed since 1973 by English Heritage.
To get technical, English Heritage state that it consists of four 4-centred arches with stone-faced sides. Double stone ribs, hollow-chamfered to brick archivolts. Pointed cutwaters with chamfered tops. Drip mould about one foot above points of arches. Red brick parapet with roll moulded stone coping.