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Latitude: 51.3896 / 51°23'22"N
Longitude: -2.3469 / 2°20'48"W
OS Eastings: 375955
OS Northings: 165679
OS Grid: ST759656
Mapcode National: GBR 0QB.TQ5
Mapcode Global: VH96M.8BMK
Entry Name: Retaining Wall of Canal Above Railway to East of Bridge
Listing Date: 5 August 1975
Last Amended: 15 October 2010
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1394480
English Heritage Legacy ID: 509880
Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA2
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Electoral Ward/Division: Walcot
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Bath
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Retaining wall of canal above
railway to east of bridge
Retaining wall to the north of the railway bridge under Beckford Road between the Kennet and Avon Canal and the railway. c1840. By IK Brunel.
MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar.
EXTERIOR: Much repaired at the southern end with dark engineering brick. The southern section is of varying height and structure, rising to approx. 8m with a battered curve articulated by shallow buttresses under a cornice and parapet. As the wall curves to the north-west the structure is of brick but the most northerly part is entirely of ashlar.
HISTORY: This carefully detailed length of masonry construction indicates the lengths the Great Western Railway went to in order to accommodate the existing canal, on its entry into Bath. The railway was opened in June, 1841.
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