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HER Number (PRN):30858
Name:No 80 Spiggots Bridge (aka Coed-y-Rae Bridge) Montgomery Canal
Type of Record:Building
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1470407: Spiggots Bridge (Bridge no 80), Coed-y-Rae Lane, Maesbury Marsh

Monument Type(s):

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Late 18th century to 20th century (post-war) - 1796 AD? to 1999 AD)


A road bridge crossing the Montgomery Canal, dated to c.1796. It is protected by Grade II Listing.

Parish:Oswestry Rural, Oswestry, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ32SW
Grid Reference:SJ 30993 24946

Related records

00927Part of: Montgomery Canal (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events: None recorded


A road bridge crossing the Montgomery Canal. ->

-> Photographs taken 16th October 2014. <1>

Photograph by A & B Tyler taken in 1978/79. <2>

Spiggots Bridge crosses the Llanmynech branch of the former Ellesmere Canal. The Ellesmere Canal was first proposed in 1791, and was intended to link the mineral extraction industries of North Wales with Liverpool via Ellesmere Port, and the Midlands via Shrewsbury. The route was initially surveyed by John Duncombe (d.1810), with subsequent input from William Jessop (1745-1814). The Act for the new canal was passed in 1793, with
Jessop and Duncombe, along with Thomas Denson and William Turner forming the original engineering staff. Thomas Telford (1757-1834) was appointed General Agent later that year. ->

-> Also known as Coed-y-Rae Bridge, and numbered 80, Spiggots Bridge provides vehicle access across the canal. Bridge crossing the Montgomery Canal, around 1796.
MATERIALS: red brick with stone copings.
PLAN: the bridge is orientated north-south, providing vehicle access across the canal.
EXTERIOR: a single segmental-arched bridge with a string course, a brick parapet with dressed coping stones, and corner piers. ->

-> Selected Sources
Books and journals
Hadfield, C, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1966)
Skempton, A, A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers. Volume 1: 1500-1830, (2002), 194
Ellesmere Canal, Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History, accessed 24/04/2020 from https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Ellesmere_Canal <3>

Listed at Grade II on 09/07/2020. <4>


[01]SSA27226 - HER comment: Haynes J B. 2014 onwards. Comments by J B Haynes, HER Compiler.
[02]SSA3362 - Photograph: Tyler Alan W. 1978/ 1979. Slides. Colour.
[03]SSA31337 - Advisory designation documentation: Historic England (Designation). 2020-Apr-27. Consultation Report: Case Name: Spiggots Bridge (Case Number 1469932).
[04]SSA31394 - Advisory designation documentation: Historic England (Designation). 2020-July-06. Case Name: Spiggots Bridge - Case Number: 14669932.
Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 12:28PM