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Bridge Number 71 Massey's Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Adderley, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9533 / 52°57'11"N

Longitude: -2.4935 / 2°29'36"W

OS Eastings: 366938

OS Northings: 339661

OS Grid: SJ669396

Mapcode National: GBR 7V.KSZV

Mapcode Global: WH9BX.N1S8

Entry Name: Bridge Number 71 Massey's Bridge

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176460

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260316

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


6/13 Bridge No. 71
- (Massey's 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 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 second lock in
the Adderley flight. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands,
pp. 183-9.

Listing NGR: SJ6693839660

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