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Latitude: 52.9328 / 52°55'57"N
Longitude: -2.4924 / 2°29'32"W
OS Eastings: 367001
OS Northings: 337377
OS Grid: SJ670373
Mapcode National: GBR 7V.M73R
Mapcode Global: WH9BX.PKC0
Entry Name: Bridge Number 66 Bettonwood Bridge
Listing Date: 5 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1056069
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260442
Location: Norton in Hales, Shropshire, TF9
Civil Parish: Norton in Hales
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Adderley St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 63 NE NORTON IN HALES C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
6/136 Bridge No. 66 (Bettonwood
Canal Bridge. C.1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red/grey sandstone with tooled dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and flush keystone. Hump-backed shape with chamfered 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. C20 oval metal number plate to
south. This stretch of the 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.
Listing NGR: SJ6700137376
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