SHREWSBURY CANAL, LONGDON AQUEDUCT (AQUEDUCT ON THE SHREWSBURY CANAL) SHREWSBURY CANAL, THE AQUEDUCT OF THE SHREWSBURY CANAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1037006
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1971
Date of most recent amendment:
08-Apr-1983
Statutory Address:
SHREWSBURY CANAL, LONGDON AQUEDUCT (AQUEDUCT ON THE SHREWSBURY CANAL)
Statutory Address:
SHREWSBURY CANAL, THE AQUEDUCT OF THE SHREWSBURY CANAL

Map

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SHREWSBURY CANAL, THE AQUEDUCT OF THE SHREWSBURY CANAL
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Location

Statutory Address:
SHREWSBURY CANAL, LONGDON AQUEDUCT (AQUEDUCT ON THE SHREWSBURY CANAL)
Statutory Address:
SHREWSBURY CANAL, THE AQUEDUCT OF THE SHREWSBURY CANAL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Rodington
National Grid Reference:
SJ 61755 15640

Details

LONGDON UPON TERN Longdon Aqueduct (Aqueduct 1. on the Shrewsbury Canal) 5362 (Formerly listed 'The Aqueduct of the Shrewsbury canal') SJ 61NW 22/445 30.3.71

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2. Built in 1795 and designed by Thomas Telford. Although said to be the first cast iron aqueduct to be built, the one at Holmes on the Derby Canal was completed one month before Telford's. Part of the Shropshire Union Canal, it carries the Shrewsbury Branch over the River Tern. It is an iron trough, square in section, supported on iron uprights with diagonal bracing. Along the south side of the trough is a tow path with plain iron railings. Sandstone and brick abutments at each end with round arches through, the east abutment has corner buttresses. The abutments appear to be the remains of the former aqueduct which was destroyed in floods early in 1795. Scheduled A.M.

Listing NGR: SJ6175515640

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
362298
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 01 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/09960/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr B. A. James. Source Historic England Archive
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