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Iron Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9953 / 51°59'42"N

Longitude: -2.158 / 2°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 389248

OS Northings: 232991

OS Grid: SO892329

Mapcode National: GBR 1JK.TFF

Mapcode Global: VH93T.K30R

Entry Name: Iron Bridge

Listing Date: 27 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201293

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376907

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


859-1/6/327 Iron Bridge


Road bridge over River Mill Avon. Dated 1822 on central plaque
each side. Cast-iron and sandstone.
Segmental arch in single span on 5 ribs with openwork
spandrels of linked circles, set to sandstone abutments.
Roadway rises slightly at centre, and contained in simple
railing with small square balusters approx 1.6m high, to
standards with urn finials and central decorative panel
bearing circular plaque inscribed "THIS BRIDGE WAS ERECTED IN
THE YEAR 1822", under a relief modelled urn. Balustrade
carried on heavy cast-iron cambered structural beam above
ribs, and returned at abutments; to W in 3 bays above ramped
coursed stone retaining walls to heavy square sandstone coping
for approx 6m, and to E similar, but abutment extends approx
19m to set of waterside steps. The bridge has asphalted
roadway, and has been extended to S with an extra width on
separate structure.
A typically elegant design which is still heavily used by
traffic to Borough Mills.

Listing NGR: SO8924832991

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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