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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
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
BETCHTON TRENT AND MERSEY
SJ 75 NE CANAL
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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