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Latitude: 50.9895 / 50°59'22"N
Longitude: -3.2205 / 3°13'13"W
OS Eastings: 314430
OS Northings: 121830
OS Grid: ST144218
Mapcode National: GBR LW.KV8S
Mapcode Global: FRA 464H.H56
Entry Name: Remains of Canal Lift at Ngr St 1441 2181
Listing Date: 7 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1177043
English Heritage Legacy ID: 270999
Location: Nynehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA21
District: Taunton Deane
Civil Parish: Nynehead
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Wellington St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
4/57 Remains of canal lift at NGR ST
Remains of vertical lift on former Grand Western Canal. 1831-8 by James Green, engineer to the Canal Company. Squared and coursed green sandstone, 3 retaining walls about 5-6m high, enclosing area about 9m square, aqueduct (qv) above to south, 2 blind segmental headed arches on west side and presumably also on east side but obscured by ivy at time of resurvey (January 1985), with projecting section of cast iron on east side. Walls raked down and partially demolished at north-east end. This canal lift was designed to raise tub boats 24 feet from the canal to aqueduct above. Of the 7 lifts constructed on the canal,this is the best preserved and was known as "The Nynehead Lift".Forms part of a goodgroup of canal structures. Harris,Grand Western Canal,1973).
Listing NGR: ST1443021829
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