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Canal Aqueduct over Roddlesworth Water, Livesey

Description: Canal Aqueduct over Roddlesworth Water

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 184707

OS Grid Reference: SD6448324539
OS Grid Coordinates: 364483, 424539
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7161, -2.5396

Location: M65, Withnell, Lancashire BB2 5HX

Locality: Livesey
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Country: England
Postcode: BB2 5HX

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Listing Text

SD 644 245

3/34 Canal Aqueduct over Roddlesworth Water
- (that part in Livesey CP)
- II

Aqueduct carrying Leeds-Liverpool Canal over Roddlesworth Water, 1810-16,
Superintendent Engineer Joseph Priestley. Canal is carried on long
embankment pierced by an egg-shaped culvert with stone faced abutments,
which is the listed item. Rusticated rock-faced sandstone. Walls curve
inwards to give semicircular plan, are strongly battered and rise in a
continuous curve over the mouth of the culvert; low piers at the outer
ends, radiating masonry with a keystone over the arch flanked by
buttressing piers and crossed at the top by a projecting band. Some
decoration visible: band stones have punched faces, and those parts of
the buttresses not concealed by moss appear to have simple vermiculated
patterns. Item crosses boundary with Withnell CP in Chorley District.

Listing NGR: SD6448324539

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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