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Shrewsbury Canal, Longdon Aqueduct (Aqueduct on the Shrewsbury Canal) shrewsbury Canal, the Aqueduct of the Shrewsbury Canal

A Grade I Listed Building in Rodington, Telford and Wrekin

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Latitude: 52.737 / 52°44'13"N

Longitude: -2.5679 / 2°34'4"W

OS Eastings: 361755

OS Northings: 315640

OS Grid: SJ617156

Mapcode National: GBR BS.0LHN

Mapcode Global: WH9CV.JGFK

Entry Name: Shrewsbury Canal, Longdon Aqueduct (Aqueduct on the Shrewsbury Canal) shrewsbury Canal, the Aqueduct of the Shrewsbury Canal

Listing Date: 30 March 1971

Last Amended: 8 April 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362298

Location: Rodington, Telford and Wrekin, TF6

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: Rodington

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Longdon-on-Tern St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

LONGDON UPON TERN Longdon Aqueduct (Aqueduct
1. on the Shrewsbury Canal)
5362 (Formerly listed 'The Aqueduct
of the Shrewsbury canal')

SJ 61NW 22/445 30.3.71


Built in 1795 and designed by Thomas Telford. Although said to be the first cast
iron aqueduct to be built, the one at Holmes on the Derby Canal was completed one
month before Telford's.
Part of the Shropshire Union Canal, it carries the Shrewsbury Branch over the
River Tern. It is an iron trough, square in section, supported on iron uprights with
diagonal bracing. Along the south side of the trough is a tow path with plain iron
railings. Sandstone and brick abutments at each end with round arches through, the
east abutment has corner buttresses. The abutments appear to be the remains of the
former aqueduct which was destroyed in floods early in 1795. Scheduled A.M.

Listing NGR: SJ6175515640

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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