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Cosford Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Shifnal, Shropshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4VJMQF+CM

Entry Name: Cosford Bridge

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Last Amended: 26 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255137

Location: Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Albrighton

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shifnal St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 70 SE


Cosford Bridge



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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