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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
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
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
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