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Description: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 56 (Cheswardine Road Bridge) (That Part in Cheswardine Civil Pa
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260171
OS Grid Reference: SJ7001630125
OS Grid Coordinates: 370016, 330125
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8678, -2.4468
CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION
SJ 73 SW CANAL
4/21 Bridge No 56
- (Cheswardine Road
Bridge) (that part
in Cheswardine C.P.)
Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and raised keystone. Flat string course, and parapet with square
end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved abutments. Oval
cast-iron number plate. This stretch of the 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: SJ7001830123
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