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SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL BRIDGE NUMBER 52 (FOX 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 NUMBER 52 (FOX BRIDGE)

List entry Number: 1055360

Location

SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL BRIDGE NUMBER 52 (FOX 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: 260165

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION SJ 72 NW CANAL 8/15 Bridge No 52 (Fox 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 towpatch side with grooves formed by rope haulage. C20 oval 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: SJ7166428216

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 71664 28216

Map

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