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Redbrook Incline Overbridge

A Scheduled Monument in Newland, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7892 / 51°47'21"N

Longitude: -2.6733 / 2°40'24"W

OS Eastings: 353653

OS Northings: 210278

OS Grid: SO536102

Mapcode National: GBR FM.YKHT

Mapcode Global: VH871.M926

Entry Name: Redbrook Incline Overbridge

Scheduled Date: 11 January 1978

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 301

Cadw Legacy ID: MM203

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Bridge

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Newland

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Dixton Newton

Church of England Diocese: Hereford


The monument consists of the remains of a bridge, dating to the post-medieval period. The bridge crosses the B4231 road and served the Monmouth tramroad between Howler’s Slade at Coleford and Monmouth, which opened in 1812. The bridge was on a branch line serving the Redbrook tinplate works. The bridge is built of coursed blocks of red Forest of Dean sandstone conglomerate, with dressed voussoirs to the arches. It consists of a single round headed arch spanning the road, with a circular opening uphill on the north-east side. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of xmedieval or post-medieval construction techniques and transportation systems. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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