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CHIRK AQUEDUCT

List Entry Summary

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

Name: CHIRK AQUEDUCT

List entry Number: 1295150

Location

CHIRK AQUEDUCT

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

County:

District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Weston Rhyn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255822

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History

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Details

WESTON RHYN C.P. SJ 23 NE 1/108

SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL

Chirk Aqueduct

GV

II*

Canal aqueduct. 1796-1801 by William Jessop and Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal. Roughly coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and cast-iron railings to parapet on east side. Approximately 20 metres high with ten round-headed arches divided by pilaster strips; curving end walls to north and south. Arches have keystones and imposts struck through to soffit. Canal in trough with cast-iron bed and stone side walls. The aqueduct which cost £20,898 and was opened in 1801, spans the valley of the River Ceiriog and is partly in Wales, the border bisecting the structure at an angle of approximately 45° from south-west to north-east. Forms an impressive sight with the Chirk Viaduct (q.v.) running parallel immediately to west.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25 October 2016.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hadfield, C, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1985), 173
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 313
Hubbard, E, 'The Buildings of Wales' in Clwyd, (1986), 130

National Grid Reference: SJ2869837270

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