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Latitude: 52.8468 / 52°50'48"N
Longitude: -2.4163 / 2°24'58"W
OS Eastings: 372059
OS Northings: 327781
OS Grid: SJ720277
Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.SML7
Mapcode Global: WH9CB.VPKY
Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 51 (New Brighton Bridge)
Listing Date: 25 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1176021
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260164
Location: Cheswardine, Shropshire, TF9
Civil Parish: Cheswardine
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Cheswardine St Swithun
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION
SJ 72 NW CANAL
8/14 Bridge No 51
- (New Brighton Bridge)
Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical
skew arch with voussoirs and flush keystone. Flat string course, and parapet
with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved
abutments. Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves caused by rope
haulage. Oval cast-iron number plate. This stretch of canal was built as
part of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (act passed 1826, opened
1835), which was absorbed by the Ellesmere and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually
became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the
West Midlands, pp 183-9; Thomas Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A portrait
of the Shropshire Union Canal.
Listing NGR: SJ7205927781
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