Categories of Special Interest
Architectural, Historical, Social, Technical
In Use As
1790 - 1810
Single-arch rubble stone hump back road bridge over canal, c.1800, with dressed stone voussoirs, cut-stone stringcourse and rubble stone parapet walls having cut-stone plaque. Rubble stone walls to abutments. Cut-stone piers. Cut-stone stringcourse. Rubble stone parapet walls. Cut-stone plaque. Cut-stone coping. Single segmental arch. Dressed stone voussoirs. Squared rubble stone soffits with traces of render over. Sited spanning Grand Canal with grass banks to canal. Canal lock, c.1800, to north-west comprising sections of granite ashlar retaining walls having iron mooring rings with timber lock gates over.
Landenstown Bridge (and Lock) is a fine stone bridge that forms an imposing feature on the Grand Canal and is one of a group of bridges on the section of that canal that passes through County Kildare. The construction of the arch that has retained its original shape is of technical and engineering merit. The bridge (and sections of canal retaining walls) exhibits good quality stone masonry and fine, crisp joints. The bridge and lock group is of considerable historical and social significance as a reminder of the canal network development in Ireland, which brought about many technical advances and encouraged the development of commercial activity in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries.