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Shropshire Union Canal Belvide Round House and Retaining Wall, Belvide Reservoir, at Sj 869103

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brewood and Coven, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6902 / 52°41'24"N

Longitude: -2.1952 / 2°11'42"W

OS Eastings: 386900

OS Northings: 310300

OS Grid: SJ869103

Mapcode National: GBR 185.9SW

Mapcode Global: WHBFC.7MXY

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Belvide Round House and Retaining Wall, Belvide Reservoir, at Sj 869103

Listing Date: 26 March 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252181

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435135

Location: Brewood and Coven, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST19

County: Staffordshire

District: South Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Brewood and Coven

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Wood St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:


486-/2/10000 Belvide Round House
and retaining wall,
Belvide Reservoir,
at SJ 869103


Valve house and retaining wall. c1833. Designed by Thomas Telford
for his Birminqham and Liverpool Junction (now Shropshire Union)
Canal. Valve house is a dressed stone, Circular building, with
a cast-iron dome. It has a pair of studded, wooden doors., facing
south, and a small, square opening piercing the wall facing east.
The valve equipment inside is believed to be original. Adjoining
to west is a concave,brick retaining wall built into the headbank
of Belvide Reservoir. The wall has sloping wings and brick
copinqs. The Round House is part of the water control system
which feeds the Shropshire Union Canal.It houses a 'let-off'
valve which allows water to run out of Belvide Reservoir, along
a feeder stream and into the canal. An extremely rare surviving
example of an original valve house. The unusual combination of
materials and the quality of design typify Telford's 'programme'
of works for the B and LJ Canal which was constructed between

Listing NGR: SJ8690010300

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