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Bridge over the Black Brook

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17870

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated on the N carriage drive where it crosses the Black Brook c0.3km NW of Erddig.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Erddig

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of an early C18 bridge and for historical associations with the Erddig estate.

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