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Worthenbury Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Willington Worthenbury, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0088 / 53°0'31"N

Longitude: -2.8673 / 2°52'2"W

OS Eastings: 341901

OS Northings: 346067

OS Grid: SJ419460

Mapcode National: GBR 7C.GD0J

Mapcode Global: WH896.XMSS

Entry Name: Worthenbury Bridge

Listing Date: 7 May 1998

Last Amended: 7 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19779

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on the main road into Worthenbury from Bangor-is-y-coed.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Willington Worthenbury

Community: Willington Worthenbury

Locality: Worthenbury

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

The bridge was re-built to the designs of the County Surveyor of Flintshire, H J Fairclough, in 1872-73, at a cost of £1,800, following the destruction of the previous bridge by the floods of 18th June 1872. Refurbished in 1992.

Exterior

Ramped single span ashlar bridge, with yellow brick intrados, bridging Emral Brook. To the north end stone steps give access to the bank and an inscribed tablet reading "This bridge was erected at the expense of the county of Flint in the year of our Lord 1872-73 to replace one destroyed by a flood on 18th June 1872, from plans drawn up by H J Fairclough, architect, St Asaph, W Williams, contractor, Rhyl, under the personal superintendence of R Howard, Esq, of Broughton, and the Rev T H G Puleston, of Worthenbury". Stone slab parapet walls on top of a raised stone band. Splayed to either end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a C19 bridge designed by the County Surveyor.

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