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Bridge Number 57 (Ellesmere Tunnel)

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshampton and Lyneal, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9005 / 52°54'1"N

Longitude: -2.8756 / 2°52'32"W

OS Eastings: 341200

OS Northings: 334030

OS Grid: SJ412340

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.PB0P

Mapcode Global: WH89S.SCV8

Entry Name: Bridge Number 57 (Ellesmere Tunnel)

Listing Date: 25 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055907

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260856

Location: Welshampton and Lyneal, Shropshire, SY12

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Welshampton and Lyneal

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ellesmere St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 4034-4134

(Llangollen Branch)

Bridge Number 57 (Ellesmere Tunnel)


Canal tunnel. Circa 1797 to 1801 with minor later alterations on William Jessop's and Thomas Telford's Ellesmere Canal. Red brick with stone-coped parapet (heightened in late C20 on west side) terminating in square corner piers with shallow pyramidal caps. Elliptical arch with rusticated stone voussoirs (plus projecting keystone to west side) and flat string course. Approximately 90 metres long with cast-iron handrail to towpath. This section of the Ellesmere Canal was completed circa 1801. The Ellesmere Canal Company amalgamated with the Chester Canal Company in 1813 and became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26 October 2016.

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