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Llangollen Canal Willeymoor Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Wirswall, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0016 / 53°0'5"N

Longitude: -2.6951 / 2°41'42"W

OS Eastings: 353452

OS Northings: 345151

OS Grid: SJ534451

Mapcode National: GBR 7K.GZVP

Mapcode Global: WH899.KTV7

Entry Name: Llangollen Canal Willeymoor Lock

Listing Date: 28 August 1985

Last Amended: 3 February 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130568

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55633

Location: Tushingham cum Grindley, Cheshire West and Chester, SY13

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Wirswall

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Tushingham St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1393658. This asset was removed from the List on 1st October 2015.

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/10/2015.

1150/3/90
28-AUG-85

TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY

LLANGOLLEN CANAL
LLANGOLLEN CANAL WILLEYMOOR LOCK (THAT PART IN TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY CP)

(Formerly listed as:
LLANGOLLEN CANAL
LLANGOLLEN CANAL WILLEY MOOR LOCK (THAT PART IN TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY))

II

SJ 54 NW
5345 4516
3/90

TUSHINGHAM CUM GRINDLEY C.P.
LLANGOLLEN CANAL
Willeymoor Lock (that part in Tushingham cum Grindley CP)

II

GV

Canal lock, c.1800, William Jessop and Thomas Telford as engineers, slightly altered, brick with stone copings (copings replaced in concrete to east edge of lock basin), single upper and double lower timber gates. Original brick-lined spillway to east side. Mid-C20 footbridge to north of lower gates is not of special interest. Eastern half of lock in Wirswall parish with separate list entry.

HISTORY: The 46-mile long Llangollen Canal was designed by William Jessop and Thomas Telford in 1793-1805 and originally formed the central section of the Ellesmere Canal, which later became part of the Shropshire Union Canal network. Willeymoor Lock was constructed in c.1800.

SOURCES:
Wilson E. 1975. The Ellesmere & Llangollen Canal - An Historical Background.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Willeymoor Lock (that part in Tushingham cum Grindley CP) is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* It was constructed at the height of the Canal Age and represents the transport revolution taking place within Britain at that time
* It was designed and constructed by two of the country's foremost late-C18/early-C19 civil engineers, William Jessop and Thomas Telford
* The lock is well preserved with only minor repairs and alterations
* It has group value with an adjacent Grade II listed contemporary small canal stable building


Listing NGR: SJ5345645152

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