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Bridge Number 66 Bettonwood Bridge, Norton in Hales

Description: Bridge Number 66 Bettonwood Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260442

OS Grid Reference: SJ6700137376
OS Grid Coordinates: 367001, 337376
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9328, -2.4924

Location: Norton In Hales, Shropshire TF9 3SS

Locality: Norton in Hales
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF9 3SS

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Listing Text


6/136 Bridge No. 66 (Bettonwood

Canal Bridge. C.1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red/grey sandstone with tooled dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and flush keystone. Hump-backed shape with chamfered 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. C20 oval metal number plate to
south. 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.

Listing NGR: SJ6700137376

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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