IRON BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1201293
Date first listed:
27-Jul-1973
Statutory Address:
IRON BRIDGE, QUAY STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
IRON BRIDGE, QUAY STREET

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Tewkesbury (District Authority)
Parish:
Tewkesbury
National Grid Reference:
SO 89248 32991

Details

TEWKESBURY

SO8932 QUAY STREET 859-1/6/327 Iron Bridge 27/07/73

II

Road bridge over River Mill Avon. Dated 1822 on central plaque each side. Cast-iron and sandstone. Segmental arch in single span on 5 ribs with openwork spandrels of linked circles, set to sandstone abutments. Roadway rises slightly at centre, and contained in simple railing with small square balusters approx 1.6m high, to standards with urn finials and central decorative panel bearing circular plaque inscribed "THIS BRIDGE WAS ERECTED IN THE YEAR 1822", under a relief modelled urn. Balustrade carried on heavy cast-iron cambered structural beam above ribs, and returned at abutments; to W in 3 bays above ramped coursed stone retaining walls to heavy square sandstone coping for approx 6m, and to E similar, but abutment extends approx 19m to set of waterside steps. The bridge has asphalted roadway, and has been extended to S with an extra width on separate structure. A typically elegant design which is still heavily used by traffic to Borough Mills.

Listing NGR: SO8924832991

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
376907
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 07 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04026/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Brookes. Source Historic England Archive
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