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Pottery Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Douglas, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5417 / 53°32'30"N

Longitude: -2.6395 / 2°38'22"W

OS Eastings: 357717

OS Northings: 405198

OS Grid: SD577051

Mapcode National: GBR BW0H.B3

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.F7BP

Plus Code: 9C5VG9R6+M5

Entry Name: Pottery Bridge

Listing Date: 8 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384507

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484941

Location: Douglas, Wigan, WN3

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Douglas

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wigan St James with St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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24-1/2/56 Pottery Bridge


Roving bridge, now public road bridge, over Leeds-Liverpool
Canal. Dated 1816 on north side of arch; for Leeds-Liverpool
Canal Company, engineer John Rennie; widened in 2 stages
during later C19. Original bridge of coursed sandstone blocks,
additions of cast-iron. Semi-elliptical arch with rusticated
voussoirs, those on the north side with a fluted keystone
flanked by sunk panels which have raised lettering "OPENED 18"
"16 OCT 22"; both sides now overhung by cast-iron additions
(partly obscuring the lettering). Towpath runs through on east
side, with restored ramp up north face to cobbled crossover
deck carried on the cast-iron extension. Though largely
obscured by the additions, the original bridge appears to be
substantially intact, and the whole structure forms a striking
feature of the site now known as Wigan Pier Heritage Centre,
grouping with Trencherfield Mill to the south (qv).

Listing NGR: SD5771705198

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