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Sontley Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Offa, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0296 / 53°1'46"N

Longitude: -2.9916 / 2°59'29"W

OS Eastings: 333592

OS Northings: 348498

OS Grid: SJ335484

Mapcode National: GBR 75.F5T1

Mapcode Global: WH895.03PR

Plus Code: 9C5V22H5+V8

Entry Name: Sontley Bridge

Listing Date: 31 January 1994

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1814

Building Class: Transport

Location: Partly in Community of Marchwiel. Carries the Sontley Road over the River Clywedog.

County: Wrexham

Community: Offa

Community: Offa

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Bridge, dated 1845, by Thomas Penson, engineer.

Exterior

Cast iron with ashlar abutments. Tooled and rusticated ashlar abutments and retaining walls on shallow curve to each side. Spanned by 4 longitudinal cast iron shallow curved braced ribs, carrying flat road bed. Cast iron plates with raised panels recording ' Thos Penson County Surveyor', R & W Jones Ruabon Foundry 1845'. Cast iron railings in 2 tiers, with segmentally arched decoration below iron hand rail.

Reasons for Listing

A fine example of the use of local cast iron for bridge building, exploiting both its structural properties and decorative potential.

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