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Whitehouse Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9567 / 52°57'24"N

Longitude: -3.0645 / 3°3'52"W

OS Eastings: 328583

OS Northings: 340456

OS Grid: SJ285404

Mapcode National: GBR 73.KL37

Mapcode Global: WH785.WYW6

Entry Name: Whitehouse Bridge

Listing Date: 1 October 2007

Last Amended: 1 October 2007

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87548

Location: Carries lane over Llangollen Canal between Pentre and Bryn-yr-Eos: half way between N portal of Whitehouse Tunnel and B5605

County: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Bryn-yr-Eos

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

An Act to construct the Ellesmere canal, linking the Rivers Dee, Mersey, and Severn was passed in 1793. The engineer was Thomas Telford under the more experienced Principal Engineer, William Jessop. Construction began on the major aqueducts to North and to South in 1795, and navigation began in 1802 when the section of the canal from Chirk to Froncysyllte opened.

Exterior

Stone bridge, probably late C18. Squared coursed stonework, with voussoirs to elliptical arch over canal and tow-path. String course over arch, parapets with stone coping. Square piers to ends. Bears iron plate with number "26".

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a distinctive feature of canal engineering and for its Group Value with other listed items on the Llangollen Canal.

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