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Description: Lock House
Date Listed: 1 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260682
OS Grid Reference: SJ5234642872
OS Grid Coordinates: 352346, 342872
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9811, -2.7112
WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL,
SJ 54 SW
SJ 5234 4287 Llangollen Branch (north-
1/125 No. 1 (Lock House)
Lock keeper's cottage. Circa 1805. Thomas Telford, engineer. Painted
brick with hipped slate roof. Cruciform plan; front arm with bowed
end. 2 storeys. Paired pilaster strips, pilaster strips flanking
central bow, deep eaves and central brick ridge stack. 1:2:1 bays.
Bow with pair of first-floor segmental-headed 2-light wooden casements
and pair of ground-floor segmental-headed horizontal-sliding glazing
bar sashes. Segmental-headed 6-panelled door on left-hand bay. One-
storey lean-to to semi-circular loggia with 6-bay colonnade consisting of
octagonal wooden posts with plain pedestals and capitals. One-bay return
front with segmental-headed 2-light wooden casements. Interior not
inspected. The cottage is adjacent to the Grindley Brook Locks (not
included on this list) on the Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal, engineered
by William Jessop and Thomas Telford. Charles Hadfield, The Canals
of the West Midlands (1st edn. 1966), pp. 166-183; Edward Wilson, The
Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal, pp. 19-22.
Listing NGR: SJ5234642872
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Source: English Heritage
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