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Whitehouse Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9567 / 52°57'24"N

Longitude: -3.0645 / 3°3'52"W

OS Eastings: 328583

OS Northings: 340456

OS Grid: SJ285404

Mapcode National: GBR 73.KL37

Mapcode Global: WH785.WYW6

Plus Code: 9C4RXW4P+M5

Entry Name: Whitehouse Bridge

Listing Date: 1 October 2007

Last Amended: 1 October 2007

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87548

Location: Carries lane over Llangollen Canal between Pentre and Bryn-yr-Eos: half way between N portal of Whitehouse Tunnel and B5605

County: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Bryn-yr-Eos

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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An Act to construct the Ellesmere canal, linking the Rivers Dee, Mersey, and Severn was passed in 1793. The engineer was Thomas Telford under the more experienced Principal Engineer, William Jessop. Construction began on the major aqueducts to North and to South in 1795, and navigation began in 1802 when the section of the canal from Chirk to Froncysyllte opened.


Stone bridge, probably late C18. Squared coursed stonework, with voussoirs to elliptical arch over canal and tow-path. String course over arch, parapets with stone coping. Square piers to ends. Bears iron plate with number "26".

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a distinctive feature of canal engineering and for its Group Value with other listed items on the Llangollen Canal.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Smithy at Whitehurst Gate and House attached
    The building stands on the NW angle of the road junction with the B5605 Newbridge Road
  • II Irishman's Bridge on the Llangollen Canal
    The bridge carries the Chirk to Newbridge road over the Llangollen Canal.
  • II Pen-y-clawdd Farmhouse
    The farmhouse as at the S end of the village of Pentre, close to the railway cutting and bridge, overlooking the B5605 at the rear.
  • II Plas-Offa
    The farmhouse stands on the SE side of Offa's Dyke where it crosses the main Holyhead Road. The farm buildings range to the W.
  • II Whitehurst House
    Whitehurst Gardens are on the NE side of the Holyhead Road, approximately 200m from the roundabout connection with the Chirk Road. The house stands within the NW corner of Whitehurst Gardens, with its
  • II Second Terrace Wall at Whitehurst Gardens
    Whitehurst gardens adjon the Holyhead Road c1560m NW of the roundabout at the N end of Chirk.
  • II Upper Terrace Wall at Whitehurst Gardens
    Whitehurst gardens adjoin the Holyhead Road c150m NW of the roundabout at the N end of Chirk.
  • II* Queen Anne's Cottage
    The cottage is located within Whitehurst Gardens, which are accessed directly from the A5 200m N of the roundabout at the N end of Chirk.

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