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Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 53 (Hallemans Bridge)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheswardine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8552 / 52°51'18"N

Longitude: -2.4267 / 2°25'36"W

OS Eastings: 371365

OS Northings: 328720

OS Grid: SJ713287

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.S522

Mapcode Global: WH9CB.PHMH

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 53 (Hallemans Bridge)

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308081

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260167

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 72 NW
8/17 Bridge No 53
- (Hallemans Bridge)

- II

Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and flush keystone. Flat string course, and parapet with square
end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved abutments. Cast-
iron corner posts on towpatch side with grooves formed by rope haulage. Oval
cast-iron number plate. This stretch of canal was built as part of the
Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (act passed 1826, opened 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: SJ7136528719

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