Survey Data

Reg No

14404703


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1790 - 1800


Coordinates

269407, 245094


Date Recorded

25/04/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch ashlar limestone bridge carrying the canal the over road, built c.1795, with string courses, rock-faced voussoirs and pilasters. Scars of plaques, now removed, are apparent on both elevations. Stone lock gates to canal.

Appraisal

This single-arch canal bridge forms an interesting group of related structure with the canal workers' house, lock and multiple-arch aqueduct. Clearly the work of skilled masons, this bridge is executed with high quality masonry. The form of the bridge is articulated with channelled ashlar to the arches and piers and with string courses. This bridge and the adjacent railway bridge create a surprising and dramatic group in the landscape.