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Navigation Inn and Attached Warehouse, Oswestry Rural

Description: Navigation Inn and Attached Warehouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 255664

OS Grid Reference: SJ3136825027
OS Grid Coordinates: 331368, 325027
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8184, -3.0198

Location: Oswestry Rural, Shropshire SY10 8JB

Locality: Oswestry Rural
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY10 8JB

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Listing Text


6/187 Navigation Inn and
attached warehouse


Inn and attached warehouse. Circa 1796 with later additions and alterations.
Red brick, rendered and painted to front, pantile roof with two C19
purplish red brick ridge stacks to inn. L-plan with warehouse flanking
canal. 2 storeys, dentilled eaves cornice; inn to left has angled north
end with panelled double doors under C20 porch, large fixed-light windows
to left and right with C20 gabled dormer breaking eaves; road front has
C19 casements to left and right of C20 door under gabled timber porch,
those to ground floor with segmental heads. Warehouse: attached
to right has segmental-headed doorway and two C19 casements directly
below eaves to left and right (as on inn); segmental-headed doorways
on ground and first floors on canal side (former now blocked). This section
of the Ellesmere Canal, opened in 1796 to link with the Montgomeryshire
Canal at Carreghofa, was used to transport limestone from the quarries
at Llanymynech and became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. Included
for group value. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands
(1966), p. 170.

Listing NGR: SJ3136825027

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Source: English Heritage

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