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Mythe Bridge (That Part in Civil Parish of Bushley)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bushley, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.002 / 52°0'7"N

Longitude: -2.1637 / 2°9'49"W

OS Eastings: 388858

OS Northings: 233736

OS Grid: SO888337

Mapcode National: GBR 1JJ.KRD

Mapcode Global: VH93M.GY05

Entry Name: Mythe Bridge (That Part in Civil Parish of Bushley)

Listing Date: 11 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 415968

Location: Bushley, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, GL20

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Bushley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Bushley

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

BUSHLEY

216/4/35 TEWKESBURY ROAD
11-AUG-52 MYTHE BRIDGE (THAT PART IN CIVIL PARIS
H OF BUSHLEY)

II*

The Mythe Bridge designed by Thomas Telford and dating to 1825.

EXTERIOR: The bridge is built of cast iron with stone abutments. It consists of a single segmental arch with a 52m span resting on a series of six ribs with small X-bracing carrying the diagonal crossed bracing to the spandrels beneath the beam to the road way and balustrade. At each abutment is a series of six tunnel vaults with pointed arches, stone quoins and separated by attached colonnettes.

HISTORY: The Mythe Bridge was built in 1823-6 by Thomas Telford with the main iron casting by William Hazeldine, the celebrated Shrewsbury ironmaster. The bridge is illustrated on the first edition (1884) Ordnance Survey map with a toll house at both the east and west end. The form of the bridge remains constant throughout the historic maps although it is known that the decking was strengthened with a reinforced concrete slab in 1923.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The Mythe Bridge built 1823-6 by Thomas Telford is listed at Grade II* for the following principal reasons:
* Technological interest: As a bridge of iron construction with a 52m span designed in the early 1820s, part of the first generation of this technologically-significant type
* Engineering interest: As a significant bridge built by Thomas Telford.

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