MONTFORD BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1366920
Date first listed:
29-Jan-1952
Statutory Address:
MONTFORD BRIDGE, HOLYHEAD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MONTFORD BRIDGE, HOLYHEAD ROAD

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bicton
District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Montford
National Grid Reference:
SJ4319015315

Details

BICTON C.P. SJ 41 NW 5/37 MONTFORD BRIDGE Montford Bridge 29.1.52 GV II Bridge. 1790-2 (dated 1792), Thomas Telford Engineer. Parapet altered in 1963. Red sandstone ashlar. Three elliptical arches, each with chamfered voussoirs, raised keystones and chamfered-rusticated extrados. Arches divided by wide pilaster strips and semi-circular cutwaters with plinths and band to domed tops. Balustrade to widened footpaths of 1963. C18 wing walls curve out to circular end piers. When the C18 parapet was rebuilt the datestone above the central arch was resited adjoining the south-east end pier; inscribed: "MDCCXCII". The bridge carries the Holyhead Road over the River Severn.

This was Telford's first bridge built when he was County Surveyor of Bridges for Shropshire. Telford's estimate was for £5,800. The stone was provided by John Lowden and John Brown from Lord Bradford's quarry at Nesscliffe. Mathew Davidson of Langholm was employed to superintend the work, John Simpson of Shrewsbury was employed as mason, and the contract for building the bridge was awarded to John Carline and John Tilley of Shrewsbury. In the years after 1817 Telford was the engineer for the Holyhead Road improvements.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23 March 2017.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
259098
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Blackwall, A, Historic Bridges of Shropshire, (1985), 24-26
Bracegirdle, B, Miles, P, Thomas Telford, (1973), 18
Colvin, H, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1995), 187 and 821
Rolt, L T C, Thomas Telford, (1958), 31

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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