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Kennet and Avon Canal, Laywood Bridge and Blockhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3637 / 51°21'49"N

Longitude: -1.9563 / 1°57'22"W

OS Eastings: 403138

OS Northings: 162740

OS Grid: SU031627

Mapcode National: GBR 3W6.J6W

Mapcode Global: VHB49.1ZMG

Entry Name: Kennet and Avon Canal, Laywood Bridge and Blockhouse

Listing Date: 29 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 311524

Location: Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, SN10

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bishops Cannings

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Cannings and Etchilhampton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SU 06 SW

Laywood Bridge andblockhouse


Accommodation bridge over Kennet and Avon Canal. c1806-7. Red and
blue brick with stone copings. Bridge splayed on plan. Thirteen-
inch elliptical arch of bullnosed bricks. Two courses string at
base of parapet and flush half-round copings ending in slight
piers. Some late C19 repairs in blue brick under arch. Stone
capping to canal wall revetment against towpath, and winding pool
east of bridge. Lozenge GWR cast iron loading restriction sign at
north end, the load inserts missing. At north end, mid C20
hexagonal blockhouse of hollow clayware blocks with chamfered
concrete roof. Concrete gunports central to each face and entrance
on north.

Listing NGR: SU0313862740

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