Monument details

HER Number:354/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Wrenbury Wooden Lifting Bridge

Summary

This grade II listed Wooden Lifting Bridge is also a Scheduled Monument. Built around 1790 by Thomas Telford, it carries the road over the Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Branch). The bridge is lifted by pressure on a chain operating a counterweight. Two others are also scheduled on this canal.


Parish:WRENBURY CUM FRITH, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • CANAL BRIDGE (AD 18TH CENTURY to AD 19TH CENTURY - 1790 AD to 1800 AD)
  • LIFT BRIDGE (AD 18TH CENTURY to AD 19TH CENTURY - 1790 AD to 1800 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1357425: WRENBURY BRIDGE; Scheduled Monument 1004639: Wrenbury Wooden Lifting Bridge; Conservation Area (Active) 058: Wrenbury Conservation Area

Related records

354/4Related to: Wrenbury Church Bridge (Monument)
354/3Related to: Wrenbury Frith Bridge (Monument)



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