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Bridge No. 36 over Llangollen canal near Plas-yn-pentre

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangollen, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9645 / 52°57'52"N

Longitude: -3.1105 / 3°6'37"W

OS Eastings: 325511

OS Northings: 341365

OS Grid: SJ255413

Mapcode National: GBR 71.K6XZ

Mapcode Global: WH785.6R27

Entry Name: Bridge No. 36 over Llangollen canal near Plas-yn-pentre

Listing Date: 13 July 2007

Last Amended: 13 July 2007

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87537

Building Class: Transport

Location: About 150m S of Llyn Farm.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llangollen

Community: Llangollen

Locality: Trevor

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Early C19 bridge. An Act to construct the Ellesmere Canal, linking the Dee, Mersey and Severn Rivers, was
passed in 1793. When, however, it was decided in 1801 not to continue the canal beyond Pontcysyllte a
9.656km long feeder canal (taking water from the Dee at the Horseshoe Falls) was proposed in order to supply water to the main canal. The feeder canal was constructed under the direction of William Jessop (engineer) and Thomas Telford (general agent); work was begun in 1804 and completed in 1808. In addition it provided transport to the slate quarries and limestone works. In 1846 it became part of the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company, but the following year was taken over by the London & North Western Railway. Transport on the canal diminished in later C19 with arrival of the railways and ceased by World War II. The canal was only kept open because of its importance as a supplier of water and has now became a major tourist asset.

Exterior

Single-arched bridge in stone, with elliptical arch over canal. Bridge slopes down from N to S. String course at deck level; parapets with flat coping; end piers with low pyramidal capstones. On one side, an iron plate with number "36".

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a distinctive feature of canal engineering and for its Group Value with other listed items on the
Llangollen canal.

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