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Shropshire Union Canal Roundthorn Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Whixall, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9164 / 52°54'59"N

Longitude: -2.744 / 2°44'38"W

OS Eastings: 350069

OS Northings: 335705

OS Grid: SJ500357

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.NCZ8

Mapcode Global: WH89N.TYJK

Plus Code: 9C4VW784+HC

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Roundthorn Bridge

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428417

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


2/204 Roundthorn Bridge
- II
Canal roving bridge. Circa 1800 on William Jessop's and Thomas Telford's
Ellesmere Canal. Red brick with some engineering brick patching
and coped stone parapet; uncoursed rubble to ramped approach on both
sides of towpath. Single elliptical arch with keybricks, string
course and parapet. The section of the former Ellesmere Canal between
Welsh Frankton and Tilstock Park, on which Roundthorn Bridge is situated,
was built between 1797 and 1804. 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, 331.

Listing NGR: SJ5006935705

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