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Latitude: 53.03 / 53°1'47"N
Longitude: -3.0073 / 3°0'26"W
OS Eastings: 332542
OS Northings: 348552
OS Grid: SJ325485
Mapcode National: GBR 75.F20S
Mapcode Global: WH894.S34G
Entry Name: Bridge over the Black Brook
Listing Date: 3 December 1996
Last Amended: 3 December 1996
Source ID: 17870
Building Class: Transport
Location: Situated on the N carriage drive where it crosses the Black Brook c0.3km NW of Erddig.
Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The bridge was constructed in 1718 as part of John Meller's improvements to the house and park at Erddig and is shown on Thomas Badeslade's 1740 view of the house and park.
Single span bridge of coursed sandstone ashlar with parapet and retaining walls. The retaining walls are splayed at a wide angle and have short returns. The bridge is gently arched with a central corbel in the stepped arch on each side. On the E face the date 1718 is inscribed on the stone above the corbel.
Listed as a good example of an early C18 bridge and for historical associations with the Erddig estate.
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