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Shropshire Union Canal Bridge No 50 (Soudley Bridge)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheswardine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8442 / 52°50'39"N

Longitude: -2.4116 / 2°24'41"W

OS Eastings: 372372

OS Northings: 327494

OS Grid: SJ723274

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.SW5P

Mapcode Global: WH9CB.XRSX

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge No 50 (Soudley Bridge)

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260163

Location: Cheswardine, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Cheswardine

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Cheswardine St Swithun

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 72 NW
8/13 Bridge No 50
- (Soudley Bridge)

- II

Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and flush keystone. Decidedly humped-back shape with flat string
course and parapet with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly
battered and curved abutments. Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with
grooves caused by rope-haulage. 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. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands,
pp. 183-9, Thomas Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A portrait of the Shropshire
Union Canal.

Listing NGR: SJ7237227494

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