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Barton's Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9559 / 52°57'21"N

Longitude: -2.9629 / 2°57'46"W

OS Eastings: 335407

OS Northings: 340265

OS Grid: SJ354402

Mapcode National: GBR 77.KSXN

Mapcode Global: WH89C.GY9V

Entry Name: Barton's Bridge

Listing Date: 27 February 1992

Last Amended: 15 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1741

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carries the B5069 across the Shell Brook which forms the border between Wales and England and the counties of Clwyd and Shropshire. On a bend in the road, approximately 4km SW of Overton.

County: Wrexham

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Community: Overton

Locality: Knolton

Traditional County: Flintshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

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History

Said to have been built in 1819 by Thomas Telford, then County Surveyor for Shropshire - a datestone is referred to by Blackwall, but is no longer visible.

Exterior

Coursed and dressed sandstone bridge with single, round-headed arch and rusticated voussoirs flanked by distinctively tall and battered abutments that are stepped to the top; string course above. Railings removed to slightly undulating coped parapets which terminate in trapezoidal piers; parapet to downstream side curves out at both ends.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of a small stone arched bridge.

Also listed of a small stone arched bridge.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barton's Bridge
    Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire, SY12
  • II Shellbrook Hill
    Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire, SY12
  • II* Knolton Hall
    On the western edge of the Community, approached by a drive which leaves the main road at the top of Barton’s Bank.
  • II Gwalia
    Set back from the road west of Gwalia Farm, alongside the track leading to Llan-y-Cefn.
  • II Gwalia Farmhouse
    Close to the road on the corner with the lane leading south to Knolton Bryn.
  • II Byre/Stable Range at Gwalia Farm
    Parallel to the street, forming the S boundary of a yard to the E of Gwalia Farmhouse.
  • II Farm-Buildings and Icehouse at Llan-y-Cefn
    Built against the slop on the approach of Llan-y-Cefn.
  • II* Llan-y-Cefn
    Approached by a track adjacent to Gwalia, and about 1 km from the road, above the River Dee.

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