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Description: Stanford Bridge (That Part in Stanford with Orleton Civil Parish)
Date Listed: 27 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 149376
OS Grid Reference: SO7150665777
OS Grid Coordinates: 371506, 265777
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2894, -2.4192
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STANFORD WITH ORLETON CP STANFORD BRIDGE
SO 76 NW
6/183 Stanford Bridge (that part
in Stanford with Orleton CP)
Road bridge over River Teme, now pedestrian bridge. Dated 1905. Reinforced
concrete, cast iron and brick. Single-span semi-circular arch aligned north-
east/south-west about 30 yards across and four yards wide with pierced open-
ings in spandrels. Cast iron railings with ball finials and standards spaced
at about two yard intervals also with ball finials. Brick abutments with
concrete capping. At north-east end are remains of an earlier bridge (probably
early C18); brick with sandstone coping and splayed ends terminating in
circular piers. Above the archway on both sides of the bridge is written
"REBUILT BY WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL 1905". The earliest recorded bridge
on the site was a wooden structure of 1548. This was rebuilt in brick probably
in the early C18 and this brick bridge was replaced by a single-span iron one
in 1797, the predecessor of the present bridge. A new road bridge was built
in 1973 about 50 yards downstream. Although the bridge is dated 1905 it was
not actually opened until 1907 because of structural problems. (VCH 4, p 341).
See also under Shelsley Kings CP.
Listing NGR: SO7150665777
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Source: English Heritage
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