Description: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 55 (Goldstone Bridge)
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260169
OS Grid Reference: SJ7053429422
OS Grid Coordinates: 370534, 329422
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8615, -2.4391
CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
12/19 Bridge No 55
- (Goldstone Bridge)
Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and 3 flush keystones. Flat string course, and parapet with
square end piers and rounded copings. Slightly battered and curved abutments.
Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves formed by rope haulage.
Oval cast-iron number plate. This stretch of the canal was build as part of
the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (act passed 1826, passed 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: SJ7053429422
Source: English Heritage
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