SJ2837 : Chirk Aqueduct from Castle Road

taken 4 years ago, near to Chirk Bank, Shropshire, Great Britain

Chirk Aqueduct from Castle Road
Chirk Aqueduct from Castle Road
Although it's not evident from this picture, Chirk Aqueduct is 70-feet (21 m) high. It carries the Llangollen Canal (formerly The Ellesmere Canal) across the Ceiriog Valley for 710-feet (220 m). The border between England and Wales runs underneath it, because of this, the Grade II* listing is in two parts: English Heritage Building ID: 255822 and Cadw Building ID: 618.
The aqueduct which cost 20,898, was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801. Water is contained by a cast iron trough within the masonry walls. See also:
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Friday, 20 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2867 3733 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.7171N 3:3.7535W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2864 3749
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