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Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 49 (Hazeldines Bridge), Cheswardine

Description: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 49 (Hazeldines Bridge)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260162

OS Grid Reference: SJ7279127481
OS Grid Coordinates: 372791, 327481
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8441, -2.4054

Location: Cheswardine, Shropshire TF9 2NB

Locality: Cheswardine
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF9 2NB

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Listing Text

SJ 72 NW
8/12 Bridge No 49
- (Hazeldines Bridge)

- II

Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton,
engineers. Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical
arch with voussoirs and flush keystone. Decidedly humped-back shape with
flat string course and parapet with square end piers and rounded coping.
Slightly battered and curved abutments. Cast-iron corner posts on towpath
side with grooves caused by rope haulage. C20 oval number plate. This
stretch of canal was built as part of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction
Canal (act passed 1826, opened 1835), which was absorbed by the Ellesmere and
Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually became part of the Shropshire Union in
1846. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands, pp 183-9; Thomas
Pellow and Paul Bowen. The Shroppie. A portrait of the Shropshire Union

Listing NGR: SJ7279127481

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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