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Description: Bridge Number 63 (Clay Pit Bridge)
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260861
OS Grid Reference: SJ3822332637
OS Grid Coordinates: 338223, 332637
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8876, -2.9196
ELLESMERE RURAL C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
SJ 33 SE (Llangollen Branch)
8/163 Bridge No. 63 (Clay Pit
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 keybrick on south side, string course and late C20
oval-shaped plate numbered "63" on north. 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: SJ3822332637
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Source: English Heritage
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