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Coalport Inclined Plane the Hay Inclined Plane

A Grade II Listed Building in The Gorge, Telford and Wrekin

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Latitude: 52.6207 / 52°37'14"N

Longitude: -2.4528 / 2°27'10"W

OS Eastings: 369442

OS Northings: 302644

OS Grid: SJ694026

Mapcode National: GBR BX.7YPT

Mapcode Global: WH9DH.9D77

Plus Code: 9C4VJGCW+7V

Entry Name: Coalport Inclined Plane the Hay Inclined Plane

Listing Date: 8 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054161

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362005

Location: The Gorge, Telford and Wrekin, TF8

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: The Gorge

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Madeley

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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5362 The Hay (or Coalport)
inclined plane
SJ 6902 17/141


1793. Built by William Reynolds. The inclined plane connected the Shropshire Canal
with a lower canal which ran through the China Works at Coalport to the River Severn.
Consists of an incline rising from the lower canal up the hillside for a distance of
approximately 200 ft to the disused upper canal. It is the best preserved of the
7 inclined planes of Shropshire. Used for the last time in 1894. Restored in 1968
and 1975. The Rails have been restored.
At the upper end are some remains of a slipway and the brick shell of a building
(engine house?) with a chimney stack. Scheduled A.M.

Listing NGR: SJ6944202644

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