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Bridge Number 63, Betton Road Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Market Drayton, Shropshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4VWG5G+FX

Entry Name: Bridge Number 63, Betton Road Bridge

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260389

Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

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

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Listing Text

SJ 63 SE; 9/85

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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