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Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
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SD 57717 05198



SD50NE POTTERY ROAD 24-1/2/56 Pottery Bridge


Roving bridge, now public road bridge, over Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Dated 1816 on north side of arch; for Leeds-Liverpool Canal Company, engineer John Rennie; widened in 2 stages during later C19. Original bridge of coursed sandstone blocks, additions of cast-iron. Semi-elliptical arch with rusticated voussoirs, those on the north side with a fluted keystone flanked by sunk panels which have raised lettering "OPENED 18" "16 OCT 22"; both sides now overhung by cast-iron additions (partly obscuring the lettering). Towpath runs through on east side, with restored ramp up north face to cobbled crossover deck carried on the cast-iron extension. Though largely obscured by the additions, the original bridge appears to be substantially intact, and the whole structure forms a striking feature of the site now known as Wigan Pier Heritage Centre, grouping with Trencherfield Mill to the south (qv).

Listing NGR: SD5771705198


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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: 17 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/16696/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Lomas. Source Historic England Archive
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