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Atcham Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Atcham, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6795 / 52°40'46"N

Longitude: -2.6815 / 2°40'53"W

OS Eastings: 354021

OS Northings: 309310

OS Grid: SJ540093

Mapcode National: GBR BM.48JV

Mapcode Global: WH8BV.SX85

Entry Name: Atcham Bridge

Listing Date: 17 February 1985

Last Amended: 4 December 2017

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176588

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259234

Location: Atcham, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Atcham

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Atcham St Eata

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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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

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