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Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 55 (Goldstone Bridge)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheswardine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8615 / 52°51'41"N

Longitude: -2.4391 / 2°26'20"W

OS Eastings: 370534

OS Northings: 329422

OS Grid: SJ705294

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.RVCM

Mapcode Global: WH9CB.HBRN

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 55 (Goldstone Bridge)

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308050

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260169

Location: Cheswardine, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Cheswardine

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Cheswardine St Swithun

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 7029-7129
12/19 Bridge No 55
- (Goldstone Bridge)

- II

Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and 3 flush keystones. Flat string course, and parapet with
square end piers and rounded copings. Slightly battered and curved abutments.
Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves formed by rope haulage.
Oval cast-iron number plate. This stretch of the canal was build as part of
the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (act passed 1826, passed 1835),
which was absorbed by the Ellesmere and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually
became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. Charles Hadfield, The Canals
of the West Midlands, pp. 183-9. Thomas Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie.
A portrait of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Listing NGR: SJ7053429422

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