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Old Tramway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1911 / 52°11'27"N

Longitude: -1.7014 / 1°42'5"W

OS Eastings: 420508

OS Northings: 254798

OS Grid: SP205547

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.NMW

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.G6D5

Plus Code: 9C4W57RX+CC

Entry Name: Old Tramway Bridge

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 4 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366338

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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604-1/6/8 (North West side)
25/10/51 Old Tramway Bridge
(Formerly Listed as:
BANBURY ROAD, Bridgetown
Old Tramway Bridge)


Tramway bridge, now footbridge. 1823 with later parapets. John
Rastrick, engineer; for Stratford and Moreton Tramway. Brick
with ashlar dressings. 8 elliptical arches, that to south east
end a flood arch, with piers on cutwaters to both sides.
Ashlar-coped brick parapets. Built to carry a horse tramway
from the Stratford Wharf to Moreton-in-Marsh. The tramway,
which was originally intended to be extended to London, had a
branch to Shipston-on-Stour. It was bought by the Oxford,
Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway in 1847 and closed, except
for the branch line, in 1881; details of history given on a
restored truck (not included) preserved approx. 60m to north
of bridge. The bridge is an important element in the landscape
around the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.
(Fogg N: Stratford-upon-Avon: Portrait of a Town: Chichester:
1986-: 120-4, 156, 167N; Buildings of England: Pevsner N:
Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 416).

Listing NGR: SP2050854798

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