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Shropshire Union Canal (Edstaston Branch) Dobson's Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9033 / 52°54'11"N

Longitude: -2.7563 / 2°45'22"W

OS Eastings: 349228

OS Northings: 334253

OS Grid: SJ492342

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.P2ZC

Mapcode Global: WH89V.M9P3

Plus Code: 9C4VW63V+8F

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal (Edstaston Branch) Dobson's Bridge

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428422

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 SE CANAL (Edstaston
Branch)

5/209 Dobson's Bridge
-
- II

Canal bridge. Circa 1800-06 on the Prees branch of William Jessop's
and Thomas Telford's Ellesmere Canal. Red brick with some engineering
brick patching to soffit of arch; coped stone parapet. Single elliptical
arch with keybricks, string course, parapet and corner piers. 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. The section between Roving Bridge House (q.v.) and
the claypits immediately to south of Dobson's Bridge remained in commercial
use until c.1940. Charles Hadfield, Canals of the West Midlands
(3rd edn. 1985) pp.177-8, 331.


Listing NGR: SJ4922834253

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