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Bridge Number 63 Betton Road Bridge, Market Drayton

Description: Bridge Number 63 Betton Road Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260389

OS Grid Reference: SJ6831734688
OS Grid Coordinates: 368317, 334688
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9087, -2.4725

Location: 2 Betton Road, Market Drayton TF9 1HH

Locality: Market Drayton
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF9 1HH

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Listing Text


9/85 Bridge No. 63
(Betton Road Bridge)

Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton,
engineers. Dressed red sandstone with tooled dressings. Elliptical
skew arch with voussoirs and raised keystones. Humped-back shape
with string course and parapet with square end piers and rounded
coping. Slightly battered and curved abutments. Cast-iron corner
posts on towpath side with grooves caused by rope haulage. Oval
cast-iron number plate to south. This stretch of caralwas 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.

Listing NGR: SJ6831734688

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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