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Shropshire Union Canal Starks Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whixall, Shropshire

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Starks Bridge

Listing Date: 30 December 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244333

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449373

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

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 [1985],
p.331.


Listing NGR: SJ4917834599

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Description

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 [1985],
p.331.


Listing NGR: SJ4917834599

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