- 9 Jun 2002
- Cantlop Bridge, Berrington, Shrewsbury And Atcham, Shropshire
- Photograph (Digital)
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
Copyright IoE Mr M. I. Joachim. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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