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Bridge over the River Clywedog

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0323 / 53°1'56"N

Longitude: -3.0038 / 3°0'13"W

OS Eastings: 332779

OS Northings: 348802

OS Grid: SJ327488

Mapcode National: GBR 75.DWB9

Mapcode Global: WH894.T1SQ

Plus Code: 9C5R2XJW+WF

Entry Name: Bridge over the River Clywedog

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17871

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated where the N carriage drive passes over the River Clwydog c0.6km N of Erddig.

County: Wrexham

Community: Offa

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Erddig

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Constructed c1718 as part of John Meller's improvements to the house and park. The bridge is shown on Thomas Badeslade's view of the house and park of 1740 and is similar to the bridge dated 1718 over the Black Brook.


Single span bridge of coursed sandstone ashlar with parapet and retaining walls. The retaining walls are splayed at an angle and have angled returns. The bridge is gently arched with a central corbel in the stepped arch on each side.

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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