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Kilkenny Canal, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
12401912
Representative view of canal.
Reg. No.12401912
Date1750 - 1770
Previous NameN/A
TownlandPURCELLSINCH
CountyCounty Kilkenny
Coordinates253347, 154410
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usecanal (section of)
 
Description
Remains of canal, built 1755-65, including sections of random rubble limestone retaining walls. Disused, pre-1840. Set back from road on bank of River Nore.

Appraisal

Representing an element of the civil engineering heritage of County Kilkenny the remains of a mid eighteenth-century canal developed on the River Nore as part of a larger river improvement scheme (1755-75) initiated under the supervision of William Ockenden (d. 1761) make a pleasing, if subtle contribution to the visual appeal of the local landscape.
 
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