Cantlop Bridge

9 Jun 2002
Cantlop Bridge, Berrington, Shrewsbury And Atcham, Shropshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BERRINGTON C.P. CANTLOP SJ 50 NW SJ 5174 0624 3/57 Cantlop Bridge 8.5.72 - II* Bridge. 1818, by Thomas Telford. Dressed red and grey sandstone abutments with ashlar dressings; painted cast iron span and railings.

Slightly curved and ramped abutments with chamfered quoins, string courses, and moulded cornices; single segmental span consisting of 4 lattice ribs; railings with dograil, dogbars and shaped end balusters. Old photographs show a cast iron plate above the centre of the arch.

"THOMAS TELFORD ESQR/ ENGINEER / 1818", but this was not visible at time of survey (March 1985). Thomas Telford was county surveyor from 1787 to 1834; this section.of the Shrewsbury-Acton Burnell road was turn- piked in 1797. It is also said that the bridge was built in 1812 to the designs of Thomas Telford. The bridge spans the Cound Brook.

A.M., county no. 293; V.C.H. Vol. VIII, p. 16; Shropshire Libraries photograph collection.

Listing NGR: SJ5172406249


This is part of the Series: IOE\Joachim_M. I. IOE Records for Joachim, M. I.; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr M. I. Joachim. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Joachim, M. I.

Rights Holder: Joachim, M. I.


Ashlar, Cast Iron, Sandstone, Stone, Georgian Bridge, Monument <By Form>, Transport, Plaque, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Railings, Barrier