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Description: Bridge Number 57 (Ellesmere Tunnel)
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260856
OS Grid Reference: SJ4121334027
OS Grid Coordinates: 341213, 334027
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9005, -2.8754
ELLESMERE RURAL C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
18/157 Bridge No. 57 (Ellesmere
Canal tunnel. Circa 1797 to 1801 with minor later alterations on William
Jessop's and Thomas Telford's Ellesmere Canal. Red brick with stone-
coped parapet (heightened in late C20 on west side) terminating in square
corner piers with shallow pyramidal caps. Elliptical arch with rusticated
stone voussoirs (plus projecting keystone to west side) and flat string
course. Approximately 90m long with cast-iron handrail to towpath. 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.
Listing NGR: SJ4121334027
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Source: English Heritage
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