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Bridge Number 70 Wems Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Adderley, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9509 / 52°57'3"N

Longitude: -2.4927 / 2°29'33"W

OS Eastings: 366992

OS Northings: 339394

OS Grid: SJ669393

Mapcode National: GBR 7V.L10R

Mapcode Global: WH9BX.P363

Entry Name: Bridge Number 70 Wems Bridge

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176455

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260314

Location: Adderley, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Adderley

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Adderley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


6/11 Bridge No. 70 (Wems
- Bridge)


Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton engineers.
Limewashed red brick with some blue brick dressings. Elliptical arch.
Humped-back shape with chamfered stone string course and parapet with
square end piers and rounded stone 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 the 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. The bridge spans the canal below the fourth lock in
the Adderley flight. Charles Hildfield, The Canals of the West Midlands,
pp. 183-9.

Listing NGR: SJ6699239393

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