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Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 52 (Fox Bridge)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheswardine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8507 / 52°51'2"N

Longitude: -2.4222 / 2°25'19"W

OS Eastings: 371664

OS Northings: 328216

OS Grid: SJ716282

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.SD4S

Mapcode Global: WH9CB.RLRY

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 52 (Fox Bridge)

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055360

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260165

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


8/15 Bridge No 52
(Fox 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 towpatch side with grooves
formed by rope haulage. C20 oval number plate. 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: SJ7166428216

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