BRIDGE NUMBER 63, BETTON ROAD BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1056088
Date first listed:
05-Jun-1987
Statutory Address:
BRIDGE NUMBER 63 BETTON ROAD BRIDGE

Map

Ordnance survey map of BRIDGE NUMBER 63, BETTON ROAD BRIDGE
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Location

Statutory Address:
BRIDGE NUMBER 63 BETTON ROAD BRIDGE

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Market Drayton
National Grid Reference:
SJ 68317 34688

Details

SJ 63 SE; 9/85

MARKET DRAYTON C.P., SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL, Bridge No. 63 (Betton Road Bridge)

II

Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers. Dressed red sandstone with tooled dressings. Elliptical skew arch with voussoirs and raised keystones. Humped-back shape with 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 to south. 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.

Listing NGR: SJ6831734688

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
260389
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hadfield, C, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1985), 183-9

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Aug 1999
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