Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 57 (High Bridge)


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
High Bridge, Bridge Number 57, Shropshire Union Canal


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Statutory Address:
High Bridge, Bridge Number 57, Shropshire Union Canal

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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Sutton upon Tern
National Grid Reference:
SJ 69717 30708


SJ 63 SE 3/127


GV II Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers. Dressed red sandstone with rock-faced and tooled ashlar dressings. Very tall elliptical arch with voussoirs, and raised impost blocks and keystone. Flat string course, and parapet with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved abutments. The bridge spans the canal within a deep cutting.

This stretch of the 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.

Listing NGR: SJ6971730708


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Books and journals
Pellow, T, Bowen, P, The Shroppie A Portrait of the Shropshire Union Canal
Hadfield, C, 'The Canals of the British Isles' in The Canals of the West Midlands, (1969), 183-9


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

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/07695/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony J Dunford. Source Historic England Archive
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