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Shropshire Union Canal (Edstaston Branch) Boodles Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8986 / 52°53'55"N

Longitude: -2.7483 / 2°44'53"W

OS Eastings: 349758

OS Northings: 333726

OS Grid: SJ497337

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.PJXS

Mapcode Global: WH89V.RDGP

Plus Code: 9C4VV7X2+CM

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal (Edstaston Branch) Boodles Bridge

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428423

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)

5/210 Boodles Bridge
-
- II
Canal bridge. Circa 1800-06 on the Prees branch of William Jessop's
and Thomas Telford's Ellesmere Canal. Red brick with minor engineering
brick patching; 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. Charles Hadfield, Canals of the West Midlands (3rd edn.
1985) pp.177-8, 331.


Listing NGR: SJ4975833726

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