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Latitude: 52.6386 / 52°38'18"N
Longitude: -2.3258 / 2°19'33"W
OS Eastings: 378046
OS Northings: 304589
OS Grid: SJ780045
Mapcode National: GBR 078.DT3
Mapcode Global: WH9DC.7YQ1
Entry Name: Cosford Bridge
Listing Date: 29 August 1984
Last Amended: 26 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1053663
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255137
Location: Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11
Civil Parish: Albrighton
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Shifnal St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 70 SE
Bridge over River Worfe. Circa 1780. Traditionally attributed to Telford. Sandstone ashlar. Single span segmental arch with raised keystone, flat string course, plain parapet, quadrant plan. The bridge is said to have replaced an earlier packhorse bridge, which was not demolished until c.1870; it appears to have been widened on the south (downstream) side, possibly following the erection of the nearby pumping station (Cosford Supply Works q.v.). Cosford Bridge is now little used following the diversion of the Holyhead Road to the south in the late 1960s.
The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1053663. That entry was removed from the List on 28 February 2017.
This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28 February 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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