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 . (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)
Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 11.1, with photos.
Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 1991. The Derbyshire Country House. p 82.
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Centred SK 2642 2775 (12m by 6m)
EGGINTON, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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