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Former Aqueduct at Ngr St68474874, Coleford

Description: Former Aqueduct at Ngr St68474874

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 June 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 267856

OS Grid Reference: ST6849148742
OS Grid Coordinates: 368491, 148742
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2370, -2.4527

Location: Springer's Hill, Coleford, Somerset BA3 5LN

Locality: Coleford
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 5LN

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Listing Text

9/73 Former Aqueduct at NGR ST 6847
(previously listed as Aqueduct at
The Grove)
- II

Aqueduct. 1800-1801 for Dorset and Somerset Canal. Coursed masonry blocks with furrowed dressings, much of the ashlar robbed. Two semi-circular arches approx 10m wide and slightly less in height, approach abutments with curved revetment
walls splayed back from each side of the bed of the former canal, parapets/canal trough/tow path missing, arches with keys, masonry coursed right through; masonry mostly survives on north-east and south-west revetments, one pilaster buttress on the former, 2 on the latter. Crosses a pathway/drive and a stream. The Dorset and Somerset Canal was intended to link the Kennet and Avon Canal to the River Stour in Dorset (Act of Parliament 1796). This section carried the canal down the valley from the Nettlebridge collieries. Canal abandoned 1803 through lack of finance. Inscribed stone, possibly from the aqueduct believed to survive at the village of Chantry, inscribed:- "Aqueduct Ere Anno 1801".
The whole structure is in a poor state of repair (June 1985). (Clew K.R., The Dorset and Somerset Canal, 1971).

Listing NGR: ST6849148742

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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