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Severn Bridge Including Flanking Arches and Balustrade, Bewdley

Description: Severn Bridge Including Flanking Arches and Balustrade

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 156638

OS Grid Reference: SO7873875444
OS Grid Coordinates: 378738, 275444
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3766, -2.3137

Locality: Bewdley
Local Authority: Wyre Forest District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY12 2EE

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Listing Text


13/1 Severn Bridge including
flanking arches and


Bridge. 1798 by Thomas Telford. Ashlar and cast iron. Three arches over
river, two towpath arches on south bank, 14 arches on north bank extending
about 50 metres to south-east; balustrades on river part of stone, cast
iron on land. South front: three segmental arches with rusticated voussoirs,
triangular cutwaters with pyramidal caps, above which pilasters rise to the
moulded cornice below the balustrade which has bulbous balusters; central
pedimented tablet in balustrade bearing the arms of Bewdley (VCH 4, p 298;
L S Snell n.d. Essays towards a history of Bewdley, Birmingham pp 82 - 88;
BoE p 85; H Colvin, 1978, A biographical dictionary of British architects
1600 - 1840, London p 821).

Listing NGR: SO7873875444

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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