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Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 53 (Hallemans Bridge), Cheswardine

Description: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 53 (Hallemans Bridge)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260167

OS Grid Reference: SJ7136528719
OS Grid Coordinates: 371365, 328719
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8552, -2.4267

Location: Westcott Lane, Cheswardine, Shropshire TF9 2ED

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

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Listing Text

SJ 72 NW
8/17 Bridge No 53
- (Hallemans 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. 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. Oval
cast-iron 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: SJ7136528719

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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