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Former Railway Bridge by Dilke Memorial Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruspidge and Soudley, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8104 / 51°48'37"N

Longitude: -2.5214 / 2°31'16"W

OS Eastings: 364152

OS Northings: 212546

OS Grid: SO641125

Mapcode National: GBR FV.X167

Mapcode Global: VH86Y.7RXJ

Entry Name: Former Railway Bridge by Dilke Memorial Hospital

Listing Date: 22 June 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186463

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354101

Location: Cinderford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Cinderford

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cinderford St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 61 SW CINDERFORD SPEECH HOUSE ROAD


9/31 Former Railway Bridge by Dilke
22.5.83 Memorial Hospital

II


Bridge, c1870. Sandstone, rock faced, squared and coursed, drafted
edges to piers and main quoins, tooled with drafted edges and
weathered upper surface to coping. Skew arch has stretcher bond
red brick soffite. Arch span about 4.25m, rising to about 4.5m on
to crown of flat elliptical arch, with keystone; railway arch about
9.10m long at angle of c.23° to centre line of B4226, Speech House
Road. Twin piers each side carry weathered rectangular copings,
flanked by segmental ramped wings, ending in similar piers.
Parapet c.1.4m deep from top of surface to string course
immediately above arch; road about 7.4m wide between parapets.
Built by Severn and Wye Railway to take road over the Mineral Loop,
opened in 1872: railway track now removed. It is a good example of
a mid-Victorian railway bridge, with strong geometrical forms and a
visual illustration of a brick skew arch. In an area formerly very
rich in industrial and colliery workings, with many railway lines,
the bridge is an important survival. Bridge half in Ruspidge
Parish, boundary running along centre of road.

The asset was previously listed twice. It was also listed under List Entry 1186349.
This entry was removed from the List on 07/10/2014.


Listing NGR: SO6415212546

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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