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Latitude: 52.9005 / 52°54'1"N
Longitude: -2.8756 / 2°52'32"W
OS Eastings: 341200
OS Northings: 334030
OS Grid: SJ412340
Mapcode National: GBR 7B.PB0P
Mapcode Global: WH89S.SCV8
Entry Name: Bridge Number 57 (Ellesmere Tunnel)
Listing Date: 25 April 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1055907
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260856
Location: Welshampton and Lyneal, Shropshire, SY12
Civil Parish: Welshampton and Lyneal
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Ellesmere St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
ELLESMERE RURAL C.P.
SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
Bridge Number 57 (Ellesmere Tunnel)
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 90 metres long with cast-iron handrail to towpath. This section of the Ellesmere Canal was completed circa 1801. The Ellesmere Canal Company amalgamated with the Chester Canal Company in 1813 and became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846.
This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26 October 2016.
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