CHIRK AQUEDUCT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1295150
Date first listed:
02-Sep-1987
Statutory Address:
CHIRK AQUEDUCT

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHIRK AQUEDUCT

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Weston Rhyn
National Grid Reference:
SJ2869837270

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.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
255822
Legacy System:
LBS

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Aug 1999
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