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Latitude: 52.9087 / 52°54'31"N
Longitude: -2.4725 / 2°28'21"W
OS Eastings: 368317
OS Northings: 334689
OS Grid: SJ683346
Mapcode National: GBR 7V.NZXJ
Mapcode Global: WH9C3.Z4SY
Entry Name: Bridge Number 63, Betton Road Bridge
Listing Date: 5 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1056088
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260389
Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9
Civil Parish: Market Drayton
Built-Up Area: Market Drayton
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Market Drayton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 63 SE; 9/85
MARKET DRAYTON C.P.,
SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL,
Bridge No. 63
(Betton Road Bridge)
Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton,
engineers. Dressed red sandstone with tooled dressings. Elliptical
skew arch with voussoirs and raised keystones. Humped-back shape
with 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. 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.
Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands, pp 183-9.
Listing NGR: SJ6831734688
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