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Chirk Aqueduct

A Grade II* Listed Building in Weston Rhyn, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9281 / 52°55'41"N

Longitude: -3.0621 / 3°3'43"W

OS Eastings: 328698

OS Northings: 337270

OS Grid: SJ286372

Mapcode National: GBR 73.MDPW

Mapcode Global: WH78C.YN0M

Entry Name: Chirk Aqueduct

Listing Date: 2 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255822

Location: Weston Rhyn, Shropshire, LL14

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Weston Rhyn

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Weston Rhyn St John

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 23 NE


Chirk Aqueduct



Canal aqueduct. 1796-1801 by William Jessop and Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal. Roughly coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and cast-iron railings to parapet on east side. Approximately 20 metres high with ten round-headed arches divided by pilaster strips; curving end walls to north and south. Arches have keystones and imposts struck through to soffit. Canal in trough with cast-iron bed and stone side walls. The aqueduct which cost £20,898 and was opened in 1801, spans the valley of the River Ceiriog and is partly in Wales, the border bisecting the structure at an angle of approximately 45° from south-west to north-east. Forms an impressive sight with the Chirk Viaduct (q.v.) running parallel immediately to west.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25 October 2016.

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