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Remains of Canal Lift at Ngr St 1441 2181

A Grade II Listed Building in Nynehead, Somerset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177043

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270999

Location: Nynehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA21

County: Somerset

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

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Listing Text

4/57 Remains of canal lift at NGR ST
1441 2181
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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