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Shropshire Union Canal Allman's Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whitchurch, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9091 / 52°54'32"N

Longitude: -2.758 / 2°45'28"W

OS Eastings: 349115

OS Northings: 334900

OS Grid: SJ491349

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.NNKJ

Mapcode Global: WH89V.L4VM

Plus Code: 9C4VW65R+JQ

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Allman's Bridge

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237206

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428420

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

In the entry for:-

WHIXALL SHROPSHIRE UNION
SJ 43 SE CANAL

5/207 Allman's Bridge


the grade shall be amended to read: Grade II* (star)

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WHIXALL C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION
SJ 43 SE CANAL (Edstaston
Branch)
5/207 Allman's Bridge
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GV II
Canal lift bridge. Probably c.1800-06 with later repairs on the
Prees branch of William Jessop's and Thomas Telford's Ellesmere Canal.
Wooden bascule bridge operated by counterweight and chain system.
The Prees branch was originally intended to reach Prees Higher Heath
but by 1806 had only got as far as Quina Brook, near Edstaston, where
it was decided to terminate it. 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) p.331.


Listing NGR: SJ4911534900

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