Survey Data

Reg No

15402708


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Aqueduct


In Use As

Aqueduct


Date

1800 - 1810


Coordinates

252382, 249442


Date Recorded

27/10/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arched aqueduct carrying Royal Canal over Riverstown River, built c.1806. Constructed of ashlar limestone with ashlar limestone voussoirs to arch. No parapet walls. Located to the west of McNead's bridge and to the southeast of Mullingar.

Appraisal

A typically well-built feature associated with the Royal Canal, which is a valuable part of the architectural heritage of Westmeath and the industrial heritage of Ireland. Although humble in form, this structure has a simple and functional elegance. It is robustly built in fine stone masonry, which is testament to the long term ambitions of the Royal Canal Company at the start of the nineteenth century.