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Atcham Bridge, Atcham

Description: Atcham Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 259234

OS Grid Reference: SJ5405209307
OS Grid Coordinates: 354052, 309307
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6795, -2.6810

Location: B4380, Atcham, Shropshire SY5 6QH

Locality: Atcham
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6QH

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

Listing Text

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

5/9 Atcham Bridge


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

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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