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Description: Bridge Number 54 (Misseach Bridge)
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260853
OS Grid Reference: SJ4344833530
OS Grid Coordinates: 343448, 333530
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8962, -2.8421
ELLESMERE RURAL C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
SJ 43 SW (Llangollen Branch)
Bridge No. 54 (Misseach
Shown on O.S. map as Yell Bridge.
Accommodation bridge. Circa 1797 to 1801 with minor later alterations on
William Jessop's and Thomas Telford's Ellesmere Canal. Red brick with
stone-coped parapet terminating in square corner piers. Elliptical arch
with projecting keybricks, string course and late C20 oval-shaped plate
numbered "54" on east side. West side has round-headed alcove (infilled
on east side) with iron door, which formerly housed stop-planks used
during repairs to canal. This section of the Ellesmere Canal was completed
c.1801. The Ellesmere Canal Company amalgamated with the Chester Canal
Company in 1813 and became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. Charles
Hadfield, Canals of the West Midlands (3rd edn. 1985), p. 173; Edward
Wilson, The Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal (1975), pp. 19-20, 57.
Listing NGR: SJ4344833530
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Source: English Heritage
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