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© Mr John Cousens

IoE Number: 259234
Location: ATCHAM BRIDGE, A5 (south side)
  ATCHAM, SHREWSBURY AND ATCHAM, SHROPSHIRE
Photographer: Mr John Cousens
Date Photographed: 20 October 2005
Date listed: 17 February 1985
Date of last amendment: 13 June 1958
Grade II*

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ATCHAM C.P.A5, ATCHAM (south side)SJ 50 NW5/9Atcham Bridge13.6.58

ATCHAM C.P. A5, ATCHAM (south side) SJ 50 NW 5/9 Atcham Bridge 13.6.58 GV II* Road bridge. Dated 1769-71, by John Gwynne of Shrewsbury. Grey sandstone ashlar. Humped-back bridge of 7 graded round arches with banded rusticated soffits and voussoirs, triple keystones consisting of fluted outer stones flanking central stone with vermiculated rustication, and separated by breakwaters with concave caps; outer pedestrian arches with banded rusti- cated surrounds and keystones with vermiculated rustication; string above arches; coped parapet ramped up to central pedimented datestones and buttressed by small carved scrolls at approaches where lower parapets curve out to pyramidal end-piers. Evidence of former railings flanking central parapet datestones. Lugged half-H datestones inscribed: "THIS BRIDGE/Was erected at the Expence of the County/MDCCLXXXI/JOHN GWYNN Arch". This bridge no longer carries the A5 as a new concrete bridge was built immediately to the north in 1929. The bridge spans the River Severn.

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