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Swilgate Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9884 / 51°59'18"N

Longitude: -2.1637 / 2°9'49"W

OS Eastings: 388852

OS Northings: 232223

OS Grid: SO888322

Mapcode National: GBR 1JQ.CRN

Mapcode Global: VH93T.F9Z2

Entry Name: Swilgate Bridge

Listing Date: 25 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280309

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376760

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

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


TEWKESBURY

SO83SE GLOUCESTER ROAD
859-1/2/179 Swilgate Bridge

II

Road bridge over stream. 1635, repaired 1750, widened and
raised 1756 and 1827. Sandstone, brick, concrete.
A single arch bridge carrying the principal road from
Gloucester to Tewkesbury (turnpiked in the mid C18) with a
central section of good cut stone vaulting, but extended on
both sides with splayed brick abutments, and some filling and
stabilising in concrete.
The horizontal parapets have heavy sandstone weathered copings
and quoins, and are extended at the S end by 2 bays of simple
railing with 2 supporters. On the upstream side a central
keystone to the brick arch carries the date 1827. There is a
Bench Mark on the downstream parapet.
An early structure, pre-dating the turnpike road, which
originally forked to the W, to Lower Lode, just beyond this
bridge, before being brought to its present S alignment.
Formerly known as Holm Bridge, and mentioned as such in 1540;
said to have been a drawbridge until its rebuilding in stone
in 1635. It is probable that the central stone span is of this
date.
(Victoria County History: Gloucestershire: London: 1968-:
115).


Listing NGR: SO8885232223

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