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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ATCHAM BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1176588

Location

ATCHAM BRIDGE, A5

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityAtcham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Feb-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259234

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ATCHAM C.P. A5, ATCHAM (south side) SJ 50 NW

5/9 Atcham Bridge 13.6.58

GV II*

Road bridge. Dated 1769-71, by John Gwynne of Shrewsbury. Grey sandstone ashlar. Humped-back bridge of 7 graded round arches with banded rusticated soffits and voussoirs, triple keystones consisting of fluted outer stones flanking central stone with vermiculated rustication, and separated by breakwaters with concave caps; outer pedestrian arches with banded rusti- cated surrounds and keystones with vermiculated rustication; string above arches; coped parapet ramped up to central pedimented datestones and buttressed by small carved scrolls at approaches where lower parapets curve out to pyramidal end-piers. Evidence of former railings flanking central parapet datestones. Lugged half-H datestones inscribed: "THIS BRIDGE/Was erected at the Expence of the County/MDCCLXXXI/JOHN GWYNN Arch". This bridge no longer carries the A5 as a new concrete bridge was built immediately to the north in 1929. The bridge spans the River Severn.



Listing NGR: SJ5405209307

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National Grid Reference: SJ 54052 09307

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