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Trent and Mersey Canal Bridge Number 149 at Sj 7685 5888

A Grade II Listed Building in Betchton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1267 / 53°7'36"N

Longitude: -2.3473 / 2°20'50"W

OS Eastings: 376856

OS Northings: 358890

OS Grid: SJ768588

Mapcode National: GBR 017.TM7

Mapcode Global: WH9B0.XNDW

Entry Name: Trent and Mersey Canal Bridge Number 149 at Sj 7685 5888

Listing Date: 5 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351210

Location: Betchton, Cheshire East, CW11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Betchton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Wheelock Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


1923- /6/10008 Bridge No. 149 at SJ 7685 5888


Canal accommodation bridge. South span circa 1772-75 by James Brindley/Hugh Henshall, extended to north and remodelled circa early 1830's, probably by Thomas Telford when Lock No. 60 was duplicated. Brick and brindled brick with stone coping and dressings. Double span with towpath to south span. Integral with adjoining pair of locks. Segmental headed arch to south span and elliptical headed arch to north span. Swept wings terminating in piers at all 4 comers (those to west side are of stone). Stone voussoirs and quoins to both arches on west side but only to north (later) span on east side. Stone string course above
both arches on both sides. Cast iron guard plates to both arches; those to towpath side are on curved wooden posts. 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: SJ7685658890

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