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Shropshire Union Canal Aqueduct over Watling Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6942 / 52°41'39"N

Longitude: -2.1896 / 2°11'22"W

OS Eastings: 387284

OS Northings: 310739

OS Grid: SJ872107

Mapcode National: GBR 185.5U3

Mapcode Global: WHBFC.BJLX

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Aqueduct over Watling Street

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039259

English Heritage Legacy ID: 271584

Location: Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST19

County: Staffordshire

District: South Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton A

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Brewood St Mary and St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 81 SE


Aqueduct over Watling Street


Aqueduct dated 1832. Thomas Telford Engineer. Cast iron box girder span, blue brick abutments with stone dressings. Single segmental arch below girders, taken to concave abutments with roll moulded stone string at springing level and bounded by engaged stone columns, taken up above corbelled stone towpath coping and ornamental cast iron parapet railings to slightly domed cappings. Cast inscription in centre panel of beam reads 'Birmingham and Liverpool Canal Thos. Telford F.R.S.I, and E. Engineer 1832'. C20 blue brick plinth added to allow lowering of carriageway.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1039347. That entry was removed from the List on 7 November 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 7 November 2016.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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