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Description: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 54 (Westcottmill Bridge)
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260168
OS Grid Reference: SJ7109429080
OS Grid Coordinates: 371094, 329080
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8584, -2.4307
CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
12/18 Bridge No 54
- (Westcottmill Bridge)
Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical
arch with voussiors 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 1845. 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: SJ7109429080
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Source: English Heritage
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