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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: MYTHE BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1282810

Location

MYTHE BRIDGE, A438

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

County District District Type Parish
GloucestershireTewkesburyDistrict AuthorityTewkesbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Mar-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Apr-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 376564

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TEWKESBURY

859-1/2/388 A438 04-MAR-52 THE MYTHE MYTHE BRIDGE (Formerly listed as: THE MYTHE THE MYTHE MYTHE BRIDGE)

II* The Mythe Bridge designed by Thomas Telford and dating to 1825.

EXTERIOR: The bridge is built of cast iron with stone abutments. It consists of a single segmental arch with a 52m span resting on a series of six ribs with small X-bracing carrying the diagonal crossed bracing to the spandrels beneath the beam to the road way and balustrade. At each abutment is a series of six tunnel vaults with pointed arches, stone quoins and separated by attached colonnettes.

HISTORY: The Mythe Bridge was built in 1823-6 by Thomas Telford with the main iron casting by William Hazeldine, the celebrated Shrewsbury ironmaster. The bridge is illustrated on the first edition (1884) Ordnance Survey map with a toll house at both the east and west end. The form of the bridge remains constant throughout the historic maps although it is known that the decking was strengthened with a reinforced concrete slab in 1923.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION The Mythe Bridge built 1823-6 by Thomas Telford is listed at Grade II* for the following principal reasons: * Technological interest: As a bridge of iron construction with a 52m span designed in the early 1820s, part of the first generation of this technologically significant type * Engineering interest: As a significant bridge built by Thomas Telford.

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Page, W - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester - Date: 1968 - Page References: 115

National Grid Reference: SO 88873 33737

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