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Overton Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9778 / 52°58'40"N

Longitude: -2.9629 / 2°57'46"W

OS Eastings: 335442

OS Northings: 342704

OS Grid: SJ354427

Mapcode National: GBR 77.JDSD

Mapcode Global: WH89C.GFB0

Entry Name: Overton Bridge

Listing Date: 15 March 1994

Last Amended: 15 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14485

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spans the River Dee at the boundary of Overton and Erbistock Communities, approximately 3km NW of the Overton.

County: Wrexham

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Community: Overton

Locality: Overton Bridge

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Built in 1814 by Thomas Penson the younger, completing the work of Thomas Penson, who was dismissed after the collapse of his first design for a single-arched bridge on this site, itself replacing an earlier structure.

Exterior

Red sandstone ashlar bridge with 2 high segmental arches divided be knelled cutwaters at each side. Rusticated voussoirs to arches, with moulded string course above defining the base of the stepped parapet. Buttressed retaining wall supports the road-bed across the field to the east: coursed and squared rubble with ashlar parapet.

Reasons for Listing

An elegantly designed example of bridge construction.

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