SEVERN BRIDGE INCLUDING FLANKING ARCHES AND BALUSTRADE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1100000
Date first listed:
22-Apr-1950
Statutory Address:
SEVERN BRIDGE INCLUDING FLANKING ARCHES AND BALUSTRADE

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Location

Statutory Address:
SEVERN BRIDGE INCLUDING FLANKING ARCHES AND BALUSTRADE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Wyre Forest (District Authority)
Parish:
Bewdley
National Grid Reference:
SO 78738 75444

Details

SO 7875 SE BEWDLEY CP -

13/1 Severn Bridge including flanking arches and balustrade 22.4.50 GV I

Bridge. 1798 by Thomas Telford. Ashlar and cast iron. Three arches over river, two towpath arches on south bank, 14 arches on north bank extending about 50 metres to south-east; balustrades on river part of stone, cast iron on land. South front: three segmental arches with rusticated voussoirs, triangular cutwaters with pyramidal caps, above which pilasters rise to the moulded cornice below the balustrade which has bulbous balusters; central pedimented tablet in balustrade bearing the arms of Bewdley (VCH 4, p 298; L S Snell n.d. Essays towards a history of Bewdley, Birmingham pp 82 - 88; BoE p 85; H Colvin, 1978, A biographical dictionary of British architects 1600 - 1840, London p 821).

Listing NGR: SO7873875444

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
156638
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 821
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1924), 298
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 85
Snell, L S, Essays towards a History of Bewdley82-88

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05716/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Philip Williamson. Source Historic England Archive
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