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Chirk Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Weston Rhyn, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9278 / 52°55'39"N

Longitude: -3.057 / 3°3'25"W

OS Eastings: 329040

OS Northings: 337229

OS Grid: SJ290372

Mapcode National: GBR 73.MMWH

Mapcode Global: WH89J.0NKW

Plus Code: 9C4RWWHV+45

Entry Name: Chirk Bridge

Listing Date: 2 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255716

Location: St. Martin's, Shropshire, LL14

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: St. Martin's

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Weston Rhyn St John

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Chirk Bridge


Bridge. Circa 1798 by Thomas Telford with later repairs and alterations. Yellow sandstone ashlar. Single segmental arch, projecting keystone and rusticated voussoirs struck through to soffit. Flat string course, pilasters, coped parapet and rectangular corner piers. The contract for construction was awarded to John Simpson of Shrewsbury for which he was paid £1,093. Minor repairs were carried out by Thomas Stanton and Edward Haycock in 1831 and 1844 respectively. The bridge was widened in reinforced concrete during the 1920s but was faced with the original masonry. Spans the River Ceiriog.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25 October 2016.

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  • II Chirk Mill
    The mill stands by the former bed of the Afon Ceiriog, at the bottom of Chirk Hill.
  • II Chirkbank Bridge (Bridge Number 21)
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  • II Bryn Coed
    The house stands in its own grounds at the E end of Castle Street, overlooking the valley to the rear.
  • II* Chirk Aqueduct
    Weston Rhyn, Shropshire, LL14
  • II* Chirk Aqueduct (continued into England)
    The aqueduct straddles the Ceiriog Valley, approximately 55m SW of the parish church, and can be reached by a footpath from Castle Road. The aqueduct passes into England (Weston Rhyn) at its S end.
  • II* Chirk Viaduct
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  • II Milestone
    The milestone is set against a wall at the rounded corner between the Holyhead Road and Castle Road, opposite the church.
  • II* Railway Viaduct over River Ceiriog
    The viaduct crosses the valley parallel to Chirk Aqueduct, 550m SW of the Church at the centre of the village.

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