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Latitude: 52.8615 / 52°51'41"N
Longitude: -2.4391 / 2°26'20"W
OS Eastings: 370534
OS Northings: 329422
OS Grid: SJ705294
Mapcode National: GBR 7X.RVCM
Mapcode Global: WH9CB.HBRN
Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 55 (Goldstone Bridge)
Listing Date: 25 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1308050
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260169
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 CANAL
12/19 Bridge No 55
- (Goldstone Bridge)
Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and 3 flush keystones. Flat string course, and parapet with
square end piers and rounded copings. Slightly battered and curved abutments.
Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves formed by rope haulage.
Oval cast-iron number plate. This stretch of the canal was build as part of
the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (act passed 1826, passed 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: SJ7053429422
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