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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1295150



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityWeston Rhyn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255822

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WESTON RHYN C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL SJ 23 NE 1/108 Chirk Aqueduct (that part in Weston Rhyn C.P.) GV II* 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 20m high with 10 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. B.o.E. p.313; Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (1986) p.130; Charles Hadfield, Canals of the West Midlands (3rd edn. 1985) p.173.

Listing NGR: SJ2872437213

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hadfield, C, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1985), 173
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 313
Hubbard, E, 'The Buildings of Wales' in Clwyd, (1986), 130

National Grid Reference: SJ 28724 37213


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