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Great Hanging Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Croston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6556 / 53°39'20"N

Longitude: -2.8087 / 2°48'31"W

OS Eastings: 346651

OS Northings: 417980

OS Grid: SD466179

Mapcode National: GBR 8VT5.Q9

Mapcode Global: WH864.TCQX

Entry Name: Great Hanging Bridge

Listing Date: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184336

Location: Croston, Chorley, Lancashire, PR26

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Croston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Croston St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 41 NE
8/84 Great Hanging Bridge
- II

Public road bridge over new cut of River Douglas. Probably early to
mid-C18. Rock-faced sandstone. Three-span. Low segmental arches with
triple keystones and archbands, rounded cutwaters and pilastered piers;
parapets of large tooled blocks (probably replacements) that on the south
lettered on the inner side GREAT HANGING BRIDGE. History: River Douglas was
improved for navigation between 1720 and 1742, to provide an outlet from the Wigan
coalfield and the Ribble Estuary. Item closely resembles White Bridge in
Mawdesley CP (qv).

Listing NGR: SD4665117980

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