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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1237205
English Heritage Legacy ID: 428419
Location: Whixall, Shropshire, SY13
Civil Parish: Whixall
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Whixall St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
WHIXALL C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION
SJ 43 NE CANAL (south
1/206 Roving Bridge
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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