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Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 52 (Fox Bridge), Cheswardine

Description: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 52 (Fox Bridge)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260165

OS Grid Reference: SJ7166428216
OS Grid Coordinates: 371664, 328216
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8507, -2.4222

Location: Cheswardine, Shropshire TF9 2NB

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

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Listing Text


8/15 Bridge No 52
(Fox 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 towpatch side with grooves
formed 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 Canal.

Listing NGR: SJ7166428216

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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