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SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL BRIDGE NO 50 (SOUDLEY BRIDGE)

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL BRIDGE NO 50 (SOUDLEY BRIDGE)

List entry Number: 1055359

Location

SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL BRIDGE NO 50 (SOUDLEY BRIDGE)

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Cheswardine

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 260163

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL SJ 72 NW 8/13 Bridge No 50 - (Soudley Bridge)

- II

Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers. Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with voussoirs and flush keystone. Decidedly humped-back shape with 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. 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: SJ7237227494

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hadfield, C, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1985)
Pellow, T, Bowen, P, The Shroppie A Portrait of the Shropshire Union Canal

National Grid Reference: SJ 72372 27494

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