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Latitude: 51.237 / 51°14'13"N
Longitude: -2.4527 / 2°27'9"W
OS Eastings: 368491
OS Northings: 148742
OS Grid: ST684487
Mapcode National: GBR MX.2BDV
Mapcode Global: VH89W.F5QK
Entry Name: Former Aqueduct at Ngr St68474874
Listing Date: 10 June 1975
Last Amended: 25 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1175761
English Heritage Legacy ID: 267856
Location: Coleford, Mendip, Somerset, BA3
Civil Parish: Coleford
Built-Up Area: Coleford
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
COLEFORD CP SPRINGERS HILL (North side)
9/73 Former Aqueduct at NGR ST 6847
(previously listed as Aqueduct at
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
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