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Mythe Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.002 / 52°0'7"N

Longitude: -2.1635 / 2°9'48"W

OS Eastings: 388873

OS Northings: 233737

OS Grid: SO888337

Mapcode National: GBR 1JJ.KTL

Mapcode Global: VH93M.GY35

Entry Name: Mythe Bridge

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Last Amended: 25 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376564

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Worcestershire

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

859-1/2/388

TEWKESBURY, A438,
THE MYTHE,
MYTHE BRIDGE

(Formerly listed as: THE MYTHE THE MYTHE MYTHE BRIDGE)

04-MAR-52

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.


The asset was previously listed twice also under the parish of Bushley as List entry 1238445. This entry was removed from the List on 03/07/2018.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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