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Footbridge over River Swilgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9916 / 51°59'29"N

Longitude: -2.156 / 2°9'21"W

OS Eastings: 389387

OS Northings: 232583

OS Grid: SO893325

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.1RL

Mapcode Global: VH93T.L62K

Plus Code: 9C3VXRRV+JJ

Entry Name: Footbridge over River Swilgate

Listing Date: 27 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376921

Location: 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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859-1/6/340 (South side (off))
27/07/73 Footbridge over River Swilgate


Footbridge over River Swilgate. c1850. Cast-iron, brick,
sandstone. Narrow footway carried on 2 cast-iron plates
supported on brick central pier and abutments, capped in
weathered sandstone. The plates are reinforced with 2 ribs
each under the walkway, and have edge beams which rise to the
centre. Balustrade has plain vertical rails and handrail
stayed by iron scroll supporters, carried on projecting
brackets cast with main plates and continued 2 bays beyond the
opening each end: there are 7 bays with 8 supporters each
side. The brick abutments are splayed out, and are pierced by
trimmed elliptical flood-water openings. Concrete paving at
outer ends. Total length approx 10m.
A characteristically direct piece of C19 engineering, but
without identifying founder or other information. The
footbridge is still in constant use.

Listing NGR: SO8938732583

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