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Bridge Number 69 Adderley Wharf Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Adderley, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9487 / 52°56'55"N

Longitude: -2.4919 / 2°29'30"W

OS Eastings: 367042

OS Northings: 339145

OS Grid: SJ670391

Mapcode National: GBR 7V.L770

Mapcode Global: WH9BX.P4KT

Entry Name: Bridge Number 69 Adderley Wharf Bridge

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055298

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260313

Location: Adderley, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Adderley

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Adderley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


6/10 Bridge No. 69 (Adderley
- Wharf Bridge)


Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton,
engineers. Dressed red/yellow sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings.
Elliptical arch with voussoirs and flush keystones. Chamfered string
and parapet with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered
and curved abutments. Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with
grooves formed 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. This bridge is slightly different from most
on this stretch of the canal as it is not humped-backed but spans the
short cutting at an angle to the horizontal. The bridge marks the
top end of the Adderley flight of locks. Charles Hadfield, The Canals
of the West Midlands, pp. 183-9.

Listing NGR: SJ6704239145

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