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Latitude: 52.9064 / 52°54'23"N
Longitude: -2.7571 / 2°45'25"W
OS Eastings: 349178
OS Northings: 334599
OS Grid: SJ491345
Mapcode National: GBR 7H.NW8P
Mapcode Global: WH89V.M6BQ
Plus Code: 9C4VW64V+H5
Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Starks Bridge
Listing Date: 30 December 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244333
English Heritage Legacy ID: 449373
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
The following building shall be added to the list:-
WHIXALL SHROPSHIRE UNION
SJ 43 SE CANAL
5/10000 Starks Bridge
- II* (star)
Canal lift bridge. Probably circa 1800-6 [with later repairs],
by William Jessop and Thomas Telford who designed the
Llangollen [Ellesmere] Canal, on the Prees branch of which
this bridge is situated. Wooden bascule bridge operated by
counterweight and chain system. The Prees branch was
originally intended to reach Prees Higher Heath but by 1806 it
had only reached 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.
SOURCE: Hadfield, C., Canals of the West Midlands ,
Listing NGR: SJ4917834599
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