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Description: Chirkbank Bridge (Bridge Number 21)
Date Listed: 2 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 255821
OS Grid Reference: SJ2920337119
OS Grid Coordinates: 329203, 337119
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9268, -3.0546
WEST0N RHYN C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
SJ 23 NE
1/107 Chirkbank Bridge
(Bridge No. 21)
Canal bridge. Circa 1800 on William Jessop's and Thomas Telford's Ellesmere
Canal. Uncoursed limestone rubble abutments with ashlar string course
and parapet. Cambered arch with stone lintel and projecting keystone has
cast-iron ribs to soffit; retangular corner piers with shallow pyramidal
capping. Cast-iron plate numbered "21" on east side. This section of
the Ellesmere Canal was opended in 1801 to link Chirk with Welsh Frankton.
Charles Hadfield, Canals of the West Midlands (3rd edn. 1985) p.173 A. Black-
wall, Historic Bridges of Shropshire (1985) pp. 58-9.
Listing NGR: SJ2920337119
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Source: English Heritage
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