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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1252181
English Heritage Legacy ID: 435135
Location: Brewood and Coven, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST19
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
The following building shall be added:
BREWOOD SHROPSHIRE UNION
SJ 81 SE CANAL
486-/2/10000 Belvide Round House
and retaining wall,
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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