WINDSOR, JOHN ##
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English ironfounder, of Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. John Windsor, one of the foremen at the Coalbrookdale iron foundry, designed the Liffey Bridge in Dublin, which was erected in 1816 as a testimonial to the Duke of Wellington. The cast-iron footbridge was ordered from the Coalbrookdale foundry at the instigation of John Claudius Beresford during his mayoralty in 1814-15. It is commonly known as the Halfpenny Bridge in reference to the halfpenny toll which was originally charged for crossing it.(1)
(1) Eddowes Salopian Journal, 5 Jun 1816 (information from Dr Barrie Trinder, Shrewsbury).
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|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HALFPENNY BRIDGE|
|Nature:||Cast-iron bridge made and erected by the Coalbrookdale foundry, Shropshire, to designs by one of the foundry foremen, John Windsor.|
|Refs:||Eddowes Salopian Journal, 5 Jun 1816 (information from Dr Barrie Trinder, Shrewsbury); Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 694.|