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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.


List entry Number: 1244333



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Whixall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-Dec-1993

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 449373

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The following building shall be added to the list:-

WHIXALL SHROPSHIRE UNION SJ 43 SE CANAL 5/10000 Starks Bridge - II* (star) Canal lift bridge. Probably circa 1800-6 [with later repairs], by William Jessop and Thomas Telford who designed the Llangollen [Ellesmere] Canal, on the Prees branch of which this bridge is situated. Wooden bascule bridge operated by counterweight and chain system. The Prees branch was originally intended to reach Prees Higher Heath but by 1806 it had only reached Quina Brook, near Edstaston, where it was decided to terminate it. The Ellesmere Canal Company amalgamated with the Chester Canal Company in 1813 and became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. SOURCE: Hadfield, C., Canals of the West Midlands [1985], p.331.

Listing NGR: SJ4917834599

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hadfield, C, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1985), 331

National Grid Reference: SJ 49178 34599


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