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Limekilns Approximately 60 Metres North-East of Bridge Farmhouse, Baschurch

Description: Limekilns Approximately 60 Metres North-East of Bridge Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260741

OS Grid Reference: SJ4206825689
OS Grid Coordinates: 342068, 325689
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8256, -2.8612

Location: Baschurch, Shropshire SY4 2AW

Locality: Baschurch
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 2AW

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Listing Text

SJ 42 NW
12/41 Limekilns approx.
- 60m north-east of
Bridge Farmhouse
- II
Limekilns, now disused. 1797 on the Hordley to Weston section of the
proposed Shrewsbury Branch of William Jessop's and Thomas Telford's
Ellesmere Canal. Roughly coursed limestone rubble mainly concealed by
earth mound. 3 segmental-arched openings with red brick and engineering
brick heads. This section of canal opened in 1797 and a wharf, 4 lime-
kilns, public house, stables, clerk's house and a weighing machine were
built here. In the event the canal got no nearer Shrewsbury and the pro-
ject was abandoned at this point. This section of canal was disused by
1917 when the banks burst at Dandyford a few miles to the north of
Westonwharf. Bridge Farmhouse is not included in this list. Charles
Hadfield, Canals of the West Midlands (3rd edn. 1985), pp. 173-4; Ronald
Russell, Lost Canals and Waterways of Britian (1982), p. 135.

Listing NGR: SJ4206825689

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Source: English Heritage

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