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Kennet and Avon Canal, Laywood Bridge and Blockhouse, Bishops Cannings

Description: Kennet and Avon Canal, Laywood Bridge and Blockhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 311524

OS Grid Reference: SU0313762763
OS Grid Coordinates: 403137, 162763
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3639, -1.9563

Location: Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire SN10 2JN

Locality: Bishops Cannings
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN10 2JN

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Listing Text

SU 06 SW
6/103 Laywood Bridge andblockhouse


Accommodation bridge over Kennet and Avon Canal. c1806-7. Red and
blue brick with stone copings. Bridge splayed on plan. Thirteen-
inch elliptical arch of bullnosed bricks. Two courses string at
base of parapet and flush half-round copings ending in slight
piers. Some late C19 repairs in blue brick under arch. Stone
capping to canal wall revetment against towpath, and winding pool
east of bridge. Lozenge GWR cast iron loading restriction sign at
north end, the load inserts missing. At north end, mid C20
hexagonal blockhouse of hollow clayware blocks with chamfered
concrete roof. Concrete gunports central to each face and entrance
on north.

Listing NGR: SU0313762763

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Source: English Heritage

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