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Description: Chirk Aqueduct (That Part in Weston Rhyn Cp)
Date Listed: 2 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 255822
OS Grid Reference: SJ2872437213
OS Grid Coordinates: 328724, 337213
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9276, -3.0617
WESTON RHYN C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
SJ 23 NE
1/108 Chirk Aqueduct (that part
in Weston Rhyn C.P.)
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 20m high
with 10 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. B.o.E. p.313; Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (1986)
p.130; Charles Hadfield, Canals of the West Midlands (3rd edn. 1985) p.173.
Listing NGR: SJ2872437213
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