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Severn Bridge Including Flanking Arches and Balustrade

A Grade I Listed Building in Bewdley, Worcestershire

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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


13/1 Severn Bridge including
flanking arches and


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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