LLANGOLLEN CANAL WILLEYMOOR LOCK

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1130568

Date first listed: 28-Aug-1985

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Feb-2010

Statutory Address: LLANGOLLEN CANAL WILLEYMOOR LOCK

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Location

Statutory Address: LLANGOLLEN CANAL WILLEYMOOR LOCK

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

District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Wirswall

District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Tushingham cum Grindley

National Grid Reference: SJ 53452 45151

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1393658. This asset was removed from the List on 1st October 2015.

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/10/2015.

1150/3/90 28-AUG-85

TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY

LLANGOLLEN CANAL LLANGOLLEN CANAL WILLEYMOOR LOCK (THAT PART IN TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY CP) (Formerly listed as: LLANGOLLEN CANAL LLANGOLLEN CANAL WILLEY MOOR LOCK (THAT PART IN TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY))

II SJ 54 NW 5345 4516 3/90

TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY C.P. LLANGOLLEN CANAL Willeymoor Lock (that part in Tushingham cum Grindley CP)

II

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Canal lock, c.1800, William Jessop and Thomas Telford as engineers, slightly altered, brick with stone copings (copings replaced in concrete to east edge of lock basin), single upper and double lower timber gates. Original brick-lined spillway to east side. Mid-C20 footbridge to north of lower gates is not of special interest. Eastern half of lock in Wirswall parish with separate list entry.

HISTORY: The 46-mile long Llangollen Canal was designed by William Jessop and Thomas Telford in 1793-1805 and originally formed the central section of the Ellesmere Canal, which later became part of the Shropshire Union Canal network. Willeymoor Lock was constructed in c.1800.

SOURCES: Wilson E. 1975. The Ellesmere & Llangollen Canal - An Historical Background.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Willeymoor Lock (that part in Tushingham cum Grindley CP) is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* It was constructed at the height of the Canal Age and represents the transport revolution taking place within Britain at that time * It was designed and constructed by two of the country's foremost late-C18/early-C19 civil engineers, William Jessop and Thomas Telford * The lock is well preserved with only minor repairs and alterations * It has group value with an adjacent Grade II listed contemporary small canal stable building

Listing NGR: SJ5345645152

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 55633

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Wilson, E, The Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal, (1975)

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