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Shropshire Union Canal Roving Bridge House

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9118 / 52°54'42"N

Longitude: -2.761 / 2°45'39"W

OS Eastings: 348918

OS Northings: 335196

OS Grid: SJ489351

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.NMTC

Mapcode Global: WH89V.K2FM

Plus Code: 9C4VW66Q+PH

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Roving Bridge House

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237205

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428419

Location: Whixall, Shropshire, SY13

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whixall

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Whixall St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

WHIXALL C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION
SJ 43 NE CANAL (south
side)

1/206 Roving Bridge
- House
- II
Toll keeper's cottage, now farmhouse. Circa 1800 on William Jessop's
and Thomas Telford's Ellesmere Canal. Red brick (English bond);
pyramidal graded slate roof with wide spreading eaves and central
red brick stack with ceramic chimney pots. Square plan. 2 storeys
to canal side plus semi-basement to rear. Blind roundels to first
floor flanking C19 casement directly below eaves; ground floor has
segmental-headed horizontal sliding sash to left and C19 casement
to right of original gabled brick porch with boarded door and semi-
circular fanlight. Interior: semi-basement has exposed ceiling joists
and 3 round-headed doorways with original plank doors. Situated
at the junction between the main line of the former Ellesmere Canal
and its Prees branch. The Ellesmere Canal Company amalgamated with
the Chester Canal Company in 1813 and became part of the Shropshire
Union in 1846. Charles Hadfield, Canals of the West Midlands (3rd
edn. 1985), pp.177, 331.


Listing NGR: SJ4891835195

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