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Bridge Number 438 (Belvedere Bridge), Uffington

Description: Bridge Number 438 (Belvedere Bridge)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 259294

OS Grid Reference: SJ5194812526
OS Grid Coordinates: 351948, 312526
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7083, -2.7126

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 5LW

Locality: Uffington
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY2 5LW

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Listing Text

SJ 51 SW
SJ 5194 1253 UFFINGTON C.P. -

3/68 Bridge No.438
3/4/85 (Belvidere Bridge)
(that part in
Uffington C.P.)

- II*

Railway bridge. Dated 1848, William Baker engineer; restored and
slightly altered in 1984. Chamfered rusticated grey sandstone ashlar
piers, engineering brick retaining walls and end piers with ashlar
dressings, and painted cast iron arches and decking. 2 segmental skew
arches, each consisting of 6 cast ribs with lattice spandrels; central
pier with rounded rock-faced cutwater; coped curved retaining walls
and square end piers with rock-faced ashlar quoins and stone caps;
late C20 balustrade replacing 1848 one. Maker's plate on eastern
arch to south: "CAST AT COALBROOKDALE FOUNDRY 1848"; shield-shaped
plaques on central pier to south: "WILLIAM BAKER ESQ/ENGINEER/1848",
and to north: "HAMMOND AND MURRAY/CONTRACTOR/1848". There are also
datestones on the railway side of the parapets to the central pier.
Each of the ribs is made up from short cast sections bolted together.
The Shrewsbury to Oakengates section of the Shrewsbury and Birmingham
Railway was opened on June 1st, 1849 and the whole of the line to
Wolverhampton on November 12th of the same year. The original estimate
for the bridge was £80,000, and it was formerly numbered 4 on the
Shrewsbury-Wellington Line. The bridge spans the River Severn. Rex
Christiansen, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain,
Vol.7 The West Midlands, David and Charles (1983), Pp.80-95; Richard
K. Morriss, Railways of Shropshire: a brief history, Shropshire
Libraries (1983), Pp.17-23 and p.72 (i11.); Shropshire Railway
Society, Shropshire Railways Revisited, Shropshire Libraries (1982),

Listing NGR: SJ5194812526

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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