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List entry Summary

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

Name: SHREWSBURY CANAL, LONGDON AQUEDUCT (AQUEDUCT ON THE SHREWSBURY CANAL) SHREWSBURY CANAL, THE AQUEDUCT OF THE SHREWSBURY CANAL

List entry Number: 1037006

Location

SHREWSBURY CANAL, LONGDON AQUEDUCT (AQUEDUCT ON THE SHREWSBURY CANAL)
SHREWSBURY CANAL, THE AQUEDUCT OF THE SHREWSBURY CANAL

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

County District District Type Parish
Telford and WrekinUnitary AuthorityRodington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Apr-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 362298

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History

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Details

LONGDON UPON TERN Longdon Aqueduct (Aqueduct 1. on the Shrewsbury Canal) 5362 (Formerly listed 'The Aqueduct of the Shrewsbury canal') SJ 61NW 22/445 30.3.71

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2. Built in 1795 and designed by Thomas Telford. Although said to be the first cast iron aqueduct to be built, the one at Holmes on the Derby Canal was completed one month before Telford's. Part of the Shropshire Union Canal, it carries the Shrewsbury Branch over the River Tern. It is an iron trough, square in section, supported on iron uprights with diagonal bracing. Along the south side of the trough is a tow path with plain iron railings. Sandstone and brick abutments at each end with round arches through, the east abutment has corner buttresses. The abutments appear to be the remains of the former aqueduct which was destroyed in floods early in 1795. Scheduled A.M.

Listing NGR: SJ6175515640

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National Grid Reference: SJ 61755 15640

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