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Trent and Mersey Canal Bridge Number 136 at Sj 8187 5602

A Grade II Listed Building in Church Lawton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1013 / 53°6'4"N

Longitude: -2.2722 / 2°16'19"W

OS Eastings: 381872

OS Northings: 356041

OS Grid: SJ818560

Mapcode National: GBR 01Q.GD0

Mapcode Global: WHBCD.298V

Plus Code: 9C5V4P2H+G4

Entry Name: Trent and Mersey Canal Bridge Number 136 at Sj 8187 5602

Listing Date: 5 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351204

Location: Church Lawton, Cheshire East, ST7

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Church Lawton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Lawton (or Church Lawton) All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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1923- /7/10002 Bridge No. 136 at SJ 8187 5602


Canal accommodation bridge. North span circa early C19 with south span added circa early 1830's when Locks No. 48 were duplicated, probably by Thomas Telford. Brindled brick with stone coping and dressings. Towpath to north span with semi-towpath accommodation at bottom of lock steps to south span. Integral with adjoining pair of locks. Both spans have elliptical arches. Swept wings terminating in piers at either side of canal; with central pier to west side. Stone quoins to lower sections of arch and keystones to north span. Stone
quoins/voussoirs and string course and plaque at crown on both sides of south span. Wooden tow rope roller with cast iron guard plates to central abutment (south span). Minor repairs.
The Trent and Mersey Canal was built between 1766 and 1777 by James Brindley and Hugh Henshall with subsequent alterations.
Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands (1966) Jean Lindsay, The Trent and Mersey Canal (1979)

Listing NGR: SJ8187256041

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