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Former Severn and Wye Railway Tramway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydney, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7155 / 51°42'55"N

Longitude: -2.5324 / 2°31'56"W

OS Eastings: 363313

OS Northings: 201997

OS Grid: SO633019

Mapcode National: GBR JT.31PJ

Mapcode Global: VH87J.242Q

Plus Code: 9C3VPF89+62

Entry Name: Former Severn and Wye Railway Tramway Bridge

Listing Date: 26 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249702

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431906

Location: Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Lydney

Built-Up Area: Lydney

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Lydney St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Description

The following building shall be added to the list:-

LYDNEY STATION ROAD
SO 60 SW
7/10001 Former Severn and Wye
Railway Tramway
Bridge
- II
Tramway bridge. Built c1810 for Lydney and Lydbrook Canal Company (later Severn and Wye
Railway). Squared and coursed stone with ashlar parapet, set on a curved alignment with
voussoirs to semi-circular arch. A complete and rare example of a structure associated with a
horse-drawn tramway, preceding the introduction of steam-powered locomotion. The tramroad
was built to improve the export of Forest of Dean coal, both up the Wye to Hereford and to the
Thames Valley via the basin at Lydney and the Severn.
(Hadfield C, The Canals of South Wales and The Border, Cardiff, 1967, pp 208-17)


Listing NGR: SO6331301997

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