Description: Cantlop Bridge
Date Listed: 8 May 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 259711
OS Grid Reference: SJ5173806244
OS Grid Coordinates: 351738, 306244
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6518, -2.7148
There is also a scheduled monument, Cantelop Bridge, a Single Span Cast Iron Bridge over the Cound Brook, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
BERRINGTON C.P. CANTLOP
SJ 50 NW
SJ 5174 0624
3/57 Cantlop Bridge
Bridge. 1818, by Thomas Telford. Dressed red and grey sandstone
abutments with ashlar dressings; painted cast iron span and railings.
Slightly curved and ramped abutments with chamfered quoins, string courses,
and moulded cornices; single segmental span consisting of 4 lattice
ribs; railings with dograil, dogbars and shaped end balusters. Old
photographs show a cast iron plate above the centre of the arch.
"THOMAS TELFORD ESQR/ ENGINEER / 1818", but this was not visible at
time of survey (March 1985). Thomas Telford was county surveyor from
1787 to 1834; this section.of the Shrewsbury-Acton Burnell road was turn-
piked in 1797. It is also said that the bridge was built in 1812 to
the designs of Thomas Telford. The bridge spans the Cound Brook.
A.M., county no. 293; V.C.H. Vol. VIII, p. 16; Shropshire Libraries
Listing NGR: SJ5172406249
Source: English Heritage
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