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Description: Chirk Bridge (That Part in St Martins Civil Parish)
Chirk Bridge (That Part in Weston Rhyn Cp)
Date Listed: 2 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 255716
OS Grid Reference: SJ2904037231
OS Grid Coordinates: 329040, 337231
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9278, -3.0570
ST. MARTIN'S C.P. A5
SJ 23 NE
1/4 Chirk Bridge (that part
in St Martin's C.P.)
Bridge. Circa 1798 by Thomas Telford with later repairs and alterations.
Yellow sandstone ashlar. Single segmental arch, projecting keystone and
rusticated voussoirs struck through to soffit. Flat string course, pilasters,
coped parapet and rectangular corner piers. The contract for construction
was awarded to John Simpson of Shrewsbury for which he was paid £1,093.
Minor repairs were carried out by Thomas Stanton and Edward Haycock in 1831
and 1844 respectively. The bridge was widened in reinforced concrete during
the 1920s but was faced with the original masonry. Spans the River Ceiriog.
Anthony Blackwall, Historic Bridges of Shropshire (1985) pp.27-8.
Listing NGR: SJ2904037231
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Source: English Heritage
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