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Lock House

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9811 / 52°58'51"N

Longitude: -2.7112 / 2°42'40"W

OS Eastings: 352346

OS Northings: 342872

OS Grid: SJ523428

Mapcode National: GBR 7K.J7XP

Mapcode Global: WH89H.BB6H

Entry Name: Lock House

Listing Date: 1 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260682

Location: Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire, SY13

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whitchurch Urban

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch St Alkmund

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL,
SJ 54 SW
SJ 5234 4287 Llangollen Branch (north-
west side)
1/125 No. 1 (Lock House)
-
- II

Lock keeper's cottage. Circa 1805. Thomas Telford, engineer. Painted
brick with hipped slate roof. Cruciform plan; front arm with bowed
end. 2 storeys. Paired pilaster strips, pilaster strips flanking
central bow, deep eaves and central brick ridge stack. 1:2:1 bays.
Bow with pair of first-floor segmental-headed 2-light wooden casements
and pair of ground-floor segmental-headed horizontal-sliding glazing
bar sashes. Segmental-headed 6-panelled door on left-hand bay. One-
storey lean-to to semi-circular loggia with 6-bay colonnade consisting of
octagonal wooden posts with plain pedestals and capitals. One-bay return
front with segmental-headed 2-light wooden casements. Interior not
inspected. The cottage is adjacent to the Grindley Brook Locks (not
included on this list) on the Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal, engineered
by William Jessop and Thomas Telford. Charles Hadfield, The Canals
of the West Midlands (1st edn. 1966), pp. 166-183; Edward Wilson, The
Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal, pp. 19-22.


Listing NGR: SJ5234642872

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