Monument record MDR12301 - Coalbrookdale footbridge, former Egginton Park, Egginton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian - 1812 AD to 1812 AD)
  • (Georgian - 1780 AD? to 1780 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

Coalbrookdale Bridge is a delightful early cast iron pedestrian bridge at the site of the weir and sluices of Egginton Hall Lake. Regrettably vandalised and ruinous at this time [1988]. (1) This footbridge replaced a late 18th century Chinoiserie bridge. It was supplied by Coalbrookdale and dated 1812, making it the 8th oldest iron bridge in Britain, and is decorated with pierced spandrels, a wiggly balustrade and cast-iron armorials. Although today much distressed - the balustrade has gone and the armorial plaques have been removed to another location in the village - it was spotlisted grade II* in 1990. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 11.1, with photos.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 1991. The Derbyshire Country House. p 82.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 2642 2775 (12m by 6m)
Civil Parish EGGINTON, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Oct 14 2013 11:49AM

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