Gallows Bridge

Gallows Bridge

Bridge 207
Grand Union Canal

Bridge built in 1820

Grade II Statutory Listed.

In Grand Union Canal and Boston Manor Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

Probably by Thomas Telford.

Single span iron footbridge with yellow brick abutments. Dated 1820 and cast at Horseley Iron Works near Birmingham

Further Information

Carries the Grand Union Canal towpath from the west to the eastern bank at the northern end of the Boston Manor Estate.

The bridge, with Grand Union Canal insignia, has a rough surface to enable canal horses to grip it. It may have taken its name from a man found hanged in Boston Manor woods, c. 17th century.

Bridge on Canal Plan

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2 thoughts on “Gallows Bridge

  1. Wasn’t the original Gallows Bridge further north (? in the vicinity of where Osterley Lock over the canal is now) ? There seems to be a raised causeway over the island which may have connected Thieves Lane to Osterley ?

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