Willow Cottage Bridge 47 - Basford Green, Near Cheddleton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
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N 53° 03.306 W 002° 01.573
30U E 565266 N 5878843
Quick Description: Willow Cottage Bridge No 47 is located on the Caldon Canal at Basford Green near Cheddleton.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/24/2017 11:05:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMW0XW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Willow Cottage Bridge No 47 is a Grade II listed bridge on the Caldon Canal.
The description given by British Listed Buildings is as follows;
'Accommodation bridge. Early C19. Brick with stone cappings to piers.
Slightly concave faces, single elliptical arch (including towpath);
parapet and carriageway cambered over span. This section of the
Caldon Canal was opened circa 1779 to take limestone from Caldon
Low, John Rennie engineer.' Source: (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?: Pedestrians, farm vehicles, hikers

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

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Track to farm buildings

Churnet Valley near Cheddleton, Staffordshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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