Cherryeye Bridge 53, Caldon Canal - Consall, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 01.852 W 001° 58.820
30U E 568380 N 5876190
Quick Description: Bridge No 53 is also known as Cherryeye Bridge and is located on the Caldon Canal near Consall.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/4/2017 6:07:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMVWH3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
Cherryeye Bridge No 53, is an accommodation bridge, located on the Caldon Canal between Froghall Wharf and Consall.

The bridge is Grade II listed. The description given by British Listed Buildings is as follows;
'Canal road bridge, now redundant. Circa 1779. Coursed dressed and squared stone. Labelled, roughly 3-centred arch, flat-top parapet humped over span and slightly curved out at ends. The Cherryeye bridge received its name on account of its use as an access route to a nearby ironstone mine (now disused) by the miners who on their return home had a distinctly cherryeye appearance from the ironstone dust. The Caldon Canal was built to carry limestone from Caldon Low and was completed to Froghall by 1779. First surveyed by James Brindley, succeeded by Henshaw and completed by John Rennie circa 1801.' (visit link)

The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal was built between Etruria and Froghall in 1776 at a cost of £23,560 and opened in 1779. It was built specifically to carry limestone from the quarries at Cauldon Low, near Froghall to Stoke-on-Trent. (visit link)
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Hikers

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Caldon Canal

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Footpaths


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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dtrebilc visited Cherryeye Bridge 53, Caldon Canal - Consall, Staffordshire. 10/10/2019 dtrebilc visited it