Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Bridge Number 49 (Awbridge Bridge) and Associated Lock, Trysull and Seisdon
Description: Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Bridge Number 49 (Awbridge Bridge) and Associated Lock
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 407471
OS Grid Reference: SO8597194877
OS Grid Coordinates: 385971, 294877
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5516, -2.2083
Location: Union Lane, Trysull, Staffordshire WV5 7JD
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TRYSULL AND SEISDON C.P. STAFFORDSHIRE AND WORCESTER-
Bridge No 49 (Awbridge
Bridge) and associated
lock (formerly in Wombourne
Canal bridge and lock. Circa 1770. Red brick with stone coped parapet.
Single 3-centred arch with perforated parapet above, separated from the
parapets of the abutments by pilaster strips with pyramidal caps. The
towpath underneath the bridge is flanked to the left by a coped wall; to
the rear a short flight of steps leads up to the lock. The staffordshire
and Worcestershire Canal was opened through Wombourne parish in 1770; the engineer was James Brindley and Awbridge bridge and lock may represent his
first attempt at combining a lock and a bridge on a public road.
V.C.H. vol XX (1984).
Listing NGR: SO8597194877
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