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Latitude: 51.6463 / 51°38'46"N
Longitude: -2.6719 / 2°40'18"W
OS Eastings: 353604
OS Northings: 194384
OS Grid: ST536943
Mapcode National: GBR JM.7GM7
Mapcode Global: VH87M.MWT9
Entry Name: Chepstow Bridge
Listing Date: 7 August 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1101561
English Heritage Legacy ID: 354594
Location: Chepstow Community, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, NP16
District: Forest of Dean
Community: Chepstow (Cas-gwent)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
ST 59 SW
Chepstow Bridge (see also Item 3/18 Chepstow list)
Road bridge over river Wye. Dated 1816, by John Raistrick. Cast iron carried on five ribs of five segmental arches graded from the centre and carried on four massive stone breakwaters, approximately elliptical, and with larger plinths at low water level; abutment on Chepstow side, and abutment to right-angled return in road on Tutshill side. Continuous plain railed balustrade with evenly spaced standards to each eleven square balusters, decorative panel at centre, each side of roadway with elaborate lamp standards incorporated, and cast lettering in silhouette: ANNO DOMINI 1816 and MONMOUTH to South GLOUCESTER to north: the bridge is half in Wales and half in England. Also eight further decorative panels included in balustrade. A singularly graceful design with roadway rising to centre.
This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10 November 2016.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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