Description: Lune Aqueduct
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182235
OS Grid Reference: SD4845263886
OS Grid Coordinates: 348452, 463886
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0683, -2.7892
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4/171 Lune Aqueduct
Aqueduct carrying Lancaster Canal over River Lune, 1797. Engineer John
Rennie, architect Alexander Stevens. Squared rock-faced sandstone blocks and
sandstone ashlar. 5 segmental arches are separated by buttresses above
triangular cutwaters. On the west side the central arch has a keystone carved
to represent Lancaster Castle Gateway and has an inscribed plaque above "QUAE
DEERANT ADEUNT: SOCIANTUR DISSITA: MERCES FLUMINA CONVENIUNT ARTE DATURA
NOVAS. A.D. MDCCXCVII. ING. I. RENNIE EXTRUX. A. STEVENS. P. ET F. "On the
east side is the inscription "To Public Prosperity." Below the parapet is an
entablature having a projecting cornice with mutules. The parapet has 3
balustraded openings over each arch. Parts of this aqueduct are in Halton
C.P. (q.v.) and the former Lancaster M.B. (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SD4845263886
Source: English Heritage
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