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Severn Bridge Including Flanking Arches and Balustrade

A Grade I Listed Building in Bewdley, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3766 / 52°22'35"N

Longitude: -2.3137 / 2°18'49"W

OS Eastings: 378738

OS Northings: 275444

OS Grid: SO787754

Mapcode National: GBR 0BC.XHB

Mapcode Global: VH91S.VJ5F

Entry Name: Severn Bridge Including Flanking Arches and Balustrade

Listing Date: 22 April 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156638

Location: Bewdley, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY12

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

Civil Parish: Bewdley

Built-Up Area: Bewdley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Wribbenhall

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


SO 7875 SE BEWDLEY CP -

13/1 Severn Bridge including
flanking arches and
balustrade
22.4.50

GV I

Bridge. 1798 by Thomas Telford. Ashlar and cast iron. Three arches over
river, two towpath arches on south bank, 14 arches on north bank extending
about 50 metres to south-east; balustrades on river part of stone, cast
iron on land. South front: three segmental arches with rusticated voussoirs,
triangular cutwaters with pyramidal caps, above which pilasters rise to the
moulded cornice below the balustrade which has bulbous balusters; central
pedimented tablet in balustrade bearing the arms of Bewdley (VCH 4, p 298;
L S Snell n.d. Essays towards a history of Bewdley, Birmingham pp 82 - 88;
BoE p 85; H Colvin, 1978, A biographical dictionary of British architects
1600 - 1840, London p 821).


Listing NGR: SO7873875444

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