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English Bridge at SJ 496 123

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7066 / 52°42'23"N

Longitude: -2.7476 / 2°44'51"W

OS Eastings: 349583

OS Northings: 312362

OS Grid: SJ495123

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2J8M

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.R7TD

Plus Code: 9C4VP742+JX

Entry Name: English Bridge at SJ 496 123

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454641

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SJ4912SE English Bridge at SJ 496 123


Bridge over River Severn. 1769, rebuilt 1926. Original design
by John Gwynn. Ashlar. 7-arch span, with pilasters and
cutwaters between the arches. Rusticated voussoirs to shallow
segmental arches, and stressed keystones with shell motifs.
Central arch emphasised with dolphins carved on the cutwaters,
and a head of Neptune on the keystone. Balustraded parapet
with solid panels over each pilaster carrying ball finials,
and over the centres of the arches, carrying cast-iron lamp
standards. Central panel has pediment, with date and Salop
arms on outer face, inscribed with details of construction and
reconstruction on inner face. Curved flight of steps to north
west leads from road to river level.

Listing NGR: SJ4958312362

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