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Remains of Canal Lift at Ngr St 1441 2181, Nynehead

Description: Remains of Canal Lift at Ngr St 1441 2181

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 270999

OS Grid Reference: ST1443021829
OS Grid Coordinates: 314430, 121829
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9895, -3.2205

Location: Nynehead Road, Nynehead, Somerset TA21 9HH

Locality: Nynehead
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 9HH

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Listing Text

4/57 Remains of canal lift at NGR ST
1441 2181
Remains of vertical lift on former Grand Western Canal. 1831-8 by James Green, engineer to the Canal Company. Squared and coursed green sandstone, 3 retaining walls about 5-6m high, enclosing area about 9m square, aqueduct (qv) above to south, 2 blind segmental headed arches on west side and presumably also on east side but obscured by ivy at time of resurvey (January 1985), with projecting section of cast iron on east side. Walls raked down and partially demolished at north-east end. This canal lift was designed to raise tub boats 24 feet from the canal to aqueduct above. Of the 7 lifts constructed on the canal,this is the best preserved and was known as "The Nynehead Lift".Forms part of a goodgroup of canal structures. Harris,Grand Western Canal,1973).

Listing NGR: ST1443021829

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Source: English Heritage

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